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Board of Editors 6 

The Early History of Davidson ColleKe • 9 

Faculty 15 

The Lost Issue 20 

Literary SoriETiEs ; 

Eumenean Literary Society 24 

Philanthropic Literary Society 28 

An Answer (Poem) 27 

Honors and Prizes SI 

Pate (Poem) '•'^ 

Classes : 

Senior Class 34 

Junior Class *8 

Sophomore Class 56 

Freshman' Class 63 

At Sunset (Poem) 12 

College Davs (Poem) IB 

My Brother (Poem) 54 

In Memoriam 6' 

The Vision of a Freshman (Poem) 62 

The One I Love Best (Poem) 70 

Medital : 

Medical Class '3 

Senior Medical Class 76 

M. D. (Poem) ■' 80 

A Glance in the Future 83 

Joshem's Mixture 86 

The Falling Snow ^ 

Fkatekxities : 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 9i 

Beta Th<ta Pi 9' 

Kappa Sigma 101 

Pi Kappa Alpha 105 

Kappa Alpha 109 

Bif)graphical Sketch of Dr. and Mrs. Shearer . 114 

The Pledge of Her Love llfi 

Lines to a Sweetheart (Poem) ^19 

Fragment (Poem) 120 

Library Organizations 121 

Davidson College Magazine Staff 122 

Y. M. C. A 125 

Lines to (Poem) 12fi 

Athletk's : 

Davidson College Athletic AssociHtion. . . 128 

Athletic Records 129 

Football Team 130 

Baseball Team 134 

Track Team (Illustration) 137 

Tennis Association 138 

Mandolin and Guitar Club 140 

Glee Club 142 

Chapel Choir 145 

Marshals .... 140 

.Junior Speaking 150 

Senior Speaking 153 

German Club 154 

Statistics 157 

Sweater Club (Illu.stration) 159 

Grinds 101 

Clubs 164 

Sons of Rest 1<''5 

Minutes of Alumui Meeting 10(i 



Our Efficient and Devoted 


As a token of the esteem in which he is 

held, this Volume is respectfully 



TN presenting to the Students, Faculty, Alumni and friends of Davidson College 

Volume Six of Quips and Cranks, we have no apologies to offer. Perhaps we 
have not attained the goal toward which our predecessors have pointed. We can not 
fail to see how far short of our own ideal we have fallen, how imperfect is our work 
as compared with what we had wished it to be. Under adverse circumstances, how- 
ever, we have done our best, and in this we feel that we do honor to our readers, to 
our Alma Mater, and to Nineteen Hundred and Two. 

Some features of the book perhaps should have been omitted ; others treated 
more fully. Faults and all, we offer it, hoping that our efforts will meet with gener- 
ous sympathy, and at least a modicum of appreciation. 

The regular order of the book has been changed only where deemed necessary. 
The grinds, dealt out by an impartial hand, are in simple fun ; as such take them, 
and laugh the heartiest when the joke is on yourself. 

Finally, we wish to thank all of those- friends to whom we have gone for help, 
and whose kindly suggestions as well as actual work have so materially aided us. 




(^lips and Cranks, ig02. 


Associate Editor 

S E HODGES. '02 W. R CLEGG, 02 


A. E. SPENCER, '02 R. D- DAFFIN, '03 

A, R, McQueen, '03 H. CALDWELL. '03 

W. M. DUNN, 03 R. S. JOHNSON, '03 


Art Editors. 

Medical Department. 

Business Manager. 

Assistant Business iXIanager. 

The Early History o! Davidson College. 

THE Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who settled Piedmont Carolina a quarter of a 
century before the Revolution, brought with them to their new home their 
love of liberty, of religion, and of learning. The first culminated in 
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence ; the second bore fruit in scores 
of vigorous churches and generations of Godly men and women ; the third led to 
the establishment of numerous high-grade classical academies, and a half-century 
later burst into flower in the founding of Davidson College. Their patriotism, 
religion, and love of learning are blended in every word of the motto on the Col- 
lege seal, " Alenda lux 7ibi orta Libertas." 

In 1760 a classical school was established almost on the present site of David- 
son College, called Crowfield Academy. It was conducted by some of the most 
learned and distinguished men of that time ; trained and moulded many of the 
Revolutionary soldiers, orators, and statesmen, and established a reputation so 
wide as to draw students from the West Indies. Not many miles away a school 
chartered under the name of the Queen's Mu.seum began its career in 1770. 
King George promptly annulled the charter before the institution was a year old, 
on the ground that it was a hot-bed of Presbyterianism and treason. In 1771 the 
Colonial l^egislature amended and reenacted the charter, only to have it promptly 
leannulled by the King. When these irrepressible patriots had shaken off the 
yoke of the tj'rant and were battling for their independence, their first act was 
to revive the school and baptize it "Liberty Hall Academy," in 1777. 

Davidson College was the direct successor of these famous Revolutionary 
schools. An attempt to found a " Western College " in the section was made in 
1820, but in the endeavor to unite too many discordant interests, the effort 
suffered shipwreck. 

The birth of the College might be dated March 12th, 1835. On that day, at 
Prospect Church, seven miles from the present site of the College, Dr. Robert 
Hall Morrison pre.sented to the Presbytery of Concord a resolution to establish a 
" Manual Labor School." This was adopted, committees appointed, a site 
selected, and $30,000 in cash raised within five months. In October, Bethel 
Presbytery in South Carolina joined Concord, and a little later Morganton Pres- 
bytery in North and Harmony in South Carolina added their strength to the new 
and popular movement. 

During the summer of 1836 the work of building was actively pushed. The 
Steward's Hall, "Tammany," a portion of Dr. Martin's present residence, and 
five brick dormitories, of which Elm Row and Oak Row are still standing, were 

erected. Later were added the " Old Chapel," the Literary Society Halls, and 
a large building called " Danville," where Dr. Harding's residence now stands. 
The College opened on March ist, 1837, with sixty-six student.s, and Dr. Mor- 
rison as the first President. On August 26th, 1835, it had been named Davidson 
College in honor of General William David.son, who fell in the battle of Cowan's 
Ford, a few miles west of the site selected by the committee. 

The original plan of the founders was to have the students pay for their 
board by labor on the College Farm, but the system soon proved a failure and was 
abandoned after four years of trial. The next financial scheme was far worse 
than a simple failure, and came near bankrupting the College. In 1852 the 
trustees offered to the public four hundred scholarships, each good for twenty 
years of tuition, at $100 apiece. eight thousand years of tuition were 
sold at $5.00 per year in advance. All receipts for tuition were soon cut off and 
within a few years the College faced financial ruin. 

At this juncture, bj' the will of Maxwell Chambers, Flsq., of Salisbury, the 
struggling institution fell heir to a quarter of a million dollars. A clause in its 
charter limiting its property to 5^200,000 reduced the amount received by the Col- 
lege to that figure. This was a fabulous sum in those days, and new buildings 
were erected, new professors elected, apparatus and cabinets purchased, and the 
College launched on its career of ever-widening activity and n.sefulness. 

Executive Committee. 

Board ot Trustees 0! Davidson College. 

W. J. McK.w Chairman 

J. Rumple Secretary 

O. D. D.wis Treasurer 

Geokc.k K. Wilson Attorney 

Alkx. R. B.\nk.s a. H. White George W. W.^tts 

R. A. Dunn P. M. Bkown 

Members of Faculty. 



Born at Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1S5C). Studied at Davidson from 1S77 to 1S81. Was 
awarded mathematical medal in 1S79, the Greek medal, the essayist's medal, and the 
degree of bachelor of arts in 18S1 : and the degree of master of arts in 188S. Principal 
of Selma Academy, at Selma, North Carolina, from iSSi to 188?. Pursued graduated 
studies at the University of Virginia in 1886-7, ^"d again in iSgo-91. Was awarded 
the orator's medal of the Temperance Union Society in 1887, and of the Jefferson Liter- 
ary Society in 1S91, and the degree of doctor of philosophy in 1890. Since 18S7, Pro- 
fessor at Davidson College, being elected President in 1901. 



Born in 1832, in Appomattox County, \'irginia. Was graduated with the degree of bachelor of 
arts, from Hampden-Sidney College in 1851, and received the degree of master of 
arts from the University of Virginia in 1854. The next year he was principal of Kemper 
School, Gordonsville, Virginia. Was graduated at Union Theological Seminary in 1S58 ; 
minister at Chapel Hill, 1858-62, in Halifax County, Virginia, 1862-70, and principal of 
the Cluster Springs High School from 1866 to 1870. In 1870 he was called to the presi- 
dency of Stewart College, Clarksville, Tennessee. After the reorganization of the Col- 
lege as the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Dr. Shearer held the chair of History 
and English Literature from 1879 to 11^82, and of Biblical Instruction from 1882 to 1S88. 
In the latter year he was elected President of Davidson College and Professor of Bibli- 
cal Instruction. 


Professor of Greek and German. 

Dr. Harding was born in 18(11, at Charlotte, .\orth Carolina. Entered Davidson College in 
1876; received the degree of bachelor of arts in 18S0. During the next year he was 
engaged in teaching. Between 1881 and 1887 he spent each alternate year at Johns 
Hopkins, pursuing post-graduate work. From 1883 to 1885 he was Professor of Greek 
at Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia, and between 1886 and 1888 was engaged in teach- 
ing school at Kenmore High School, Kenmore, Virginia. In 1887 he received the degree 
of doctor of philosophy from Johns Hopkins, and in 1889 was elected Professor of Greek 
and German at Davidson. 



Profkssor of Latin and Frkncii. 
Dr. CiL-y was born in 1S58, in Union County, North Carolina. He entered Davidson in iSSo, 
and received tlie degree of bachelor of arts in 1884; winning the Latin medal in 1883, 
and the Greek medal in 1884. During the session of 1SS5-6 he conducted the village 
Academy at Davidson. In 1886-7 he conducted the Mooresville Academy, and from 
18S8 to 1889 was at the head of high schools in Georgia. In 1889 he entered the Uni- 
versity of Johns Hopkins; was awarded an honorary Hopkins scholarship in 1890, and 
the degree of doctor of philosophy in 1S93. Immediately afterwards he was elected 
Professor of Latin and French at Davidson. 

WILLIAM JOSKI'II MAUTIX, Ju., M. 1)., Pii. D., F. C. S. 


Was born in Columbus, Tennessee, in the year 1868. He entered the preparatory class at 
Davidson in 1S83, and graduated third in his class in 1S88. The following year he .spent 
as Professor of Science at Clinton College, South Carolina, and in 18S9 entered the 
Medical Department of the University of Virginia, where he received the degree of 
doctor of medicine, and some years later that of doctor of philosophy. In 1S94 he was 
elected Fellow of the London Chemical Society. In 1896 he succeeded his late father to 
the chair of Chemistry at Davidson College, with which institution he is now connected. 


Professor of English. 
Horn October 11, 1S64, Abbeville, South Carolina. Entered South Carolina Military Acad- 
emy, at Charleston, 18S2: graduated 1S86, being one of two honor men in a class of 
fifty-three members. Lfpon graduation was appointed Assistant in English in the above 
named institution, which position he retained for three years, and then resigned it to pur- 
sue advanced study at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Entering Johns 
Hopkins in 1888, Mr. Harrison was appointed, in i8go. University Scholarship in English, 
and subsequently Fellow in English. He received his degree of doctor of philosophy 
in June, 1891 : in the same year studied in Paris, and British Museum in London. In 
1892, he was elected Assistant Professor of English in Clemson College, South Carolina, 
his rank afterwards being raised to Associate Professor. This position was held until 
January, i8g6, when Dr. Harrison was elected Professor of English in Davidson College. 

.101 IX L. DOUGLAS, M. A. 
Professor of Mathematics. 
liurn in Winnslioro, .South Carolina, in 1864. Entered Davidson College in 18X4. W'itlidraw, 
ing from College at the close of his Sophomore year, he taught a year at his home, Black- 
stock, South Carolina : then at Hampden, South Carolina: Kock Hill, South Carolina: 
and at length was elected superintendent of public schools at Chester, South Carolina. 
Reentered Davidson in 1S9::, graduating the following June with highest honors, and 
winning the debater's medal. During his whole course his average grade was ninctv- 
eight. The following Octoljer, entered Jolins Hojjkins University, taking graduate course 
in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Completing the doctor of philosophy course 
with the exception of his thesis, he was elected to the chair of science in the Chatham 
Academy at Savannah, (leorgia. In 18S7, he came back to his Alma Mater as Professor 
of Mathematics to take up the work laid down by his old instructor, Dr. W. D. Vinson. 


JAMES McDowell douglas, m. a., ph. d. 

Professor of Natural Philosophy. 
Dr. Dougla.s was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina, in 1S67. Entered Davidson College 
in 1890, and received the degree of bachelor of arts in 1893, being one of the honor men 
of his class. During the following year he pvirsued his studies in mathematics, and in 
1S94 received the degree of master of arts. The three years after graduation were spent 
in teaching at the Davidson High School, and as superintendent of the Gaston Institute, 
at Gastonia, North Carolina. He entered Johns Hopkins University in 1897, and in igoi 
was graduated with the degree of doctor of philosophy. In the same year he was elected 
to the chair of Natural Philosophy at Davidson College. 


Adjunct Professor in Mathematics, Latin, and Greek. 
Professor Currie was born at Hillsboro, North Carolina, in 1S76. Entered Davidson in 1893, 
In 1896 he received the debater's medal, and in the following year was graduated with 
the degree of bachelor of arts. After leaving College, he taught one year at Coleman. 
Texas. From 1898 to 1901 he was principal of the Davidson High School, Davidson, 
North Carolina. In 1901 he was elected to the position of Adjunct Professor of Mathe- 
matics, Latin, and Greek at Davidson College. 


The Lost Issvc. 

To those who were acquainted with Long John, it was evident that there 
was something up. His adamantine disposition seemed to be undergoing 
a complete change. This process could easily be traced in his bearing 
toward those with whom he came in contact. For in.stance, it was reported that 
he lifted his hat to .some Freshies who were making frog-houses in the sand, and 
gave them some valuable hints on modern architecture. 

More than this, it was reported, and that too on pretty good authority, that 
he entered into a conversation with some of the upper classmen which lasted for 
five entire minutes. Besides, he had been known to crack several meaningless 
jokes in the Math. room. But when exams, came on and he didn't throw but a 
little over five-eighths of the class, the entire student body wilted from sheer 

Mysterious, however, as were his actions towards the student body, they 
were still more so towards the Faculty. It was known for a fact that he milked 
Dickie's cows twice. He also agreed to prove some of Henry Louis's .statements, 
which task required the labor of days and nights and a manipulation of figures 
quite as shadowy as the statements themselves. Moreover, he helped Bill Joe 
patch up the Atomic Theory so that it might stand handling for another year 
without danger of explosion. For one whole day he hauled away sawdust from 
Wooley's sawmill absolutely free of charge. More than this, he gave Tommie, 
Jr., a rattle and teething-ring all in one, with " Made in Germany " stamped on 
it in red letters. Old Puss received the latest edition of " Drummers' Yarns," 
and Hand,some Jim received three sticks of .striped candy, while the Stoker was 
made the happy possessor of Long John's treatise on " How to Cut Prayers." 

Of course, something waswrong with I^ong John ; but what was it ? Some 
said that he must be going to die ; others, that he was .seriously contemplating 
matrimony. But the wisest merely shook their heads and waited for time to tell. 

When the curiosity of the gullible Faculty and .students had reached its high- 
est pitch, it leaked out somehow that Long John was ru.shing the Co-ed. move- 
ment and that it was his intention to " pull " the Faculty straight and then work 
the Trustees. 

When this simple little plan came to light, people were surpri.sed that Long 
John hadn't done more wire-pulling. 

The matter was laid before the Assembly on the last Tuesday berbre exams. , 
and none of those who were in the immediate vicinity of that meeting will ever 
forget it. 

Long John was the last one to enter the council hall. Upon his arrival, he 
found Henry Louis reading " The Uses of Hyperbole" ; Wooley was regaling 
himself with choice editorials from " The Home and Farm " ; Tommie was read- 
ing some Fresh, essays on Shakespeare ; Bill Joe was inventing an infernal 
machine with which to wreck the Sophs, on exams. ; Dickie was tabulating a few 
more of his favorite Greek verbs ; Puss was contriving a scheme by which 
he would be able to get even with a villain who had cheated him out of thirty 
cents in a horse trade ; Handsome Jim was looking cute ; and the Stoker was 
meditating on the past. 

Evidently the au.spices were not favorable to Long John's project. However, 
after the usual business had been disposed of. Long John arose and said: 

" Brethren of the Assembly : I wish to introduce a scheme which if car- 
ried out. will revolutionize the history of David.son College. Yea, it will make 
this part of the mundane sphere as pleasant as working quadratics. The old 
walls of yon College which have heretofore resounded only with the shriek of 
the fleeing Fresh. , and the hoarse yell of the exulting Soph. , will echo to the 
siren voices of (mer)maids, and our campus will blossom with Eden's fairest 
flower. I refer, gentlemen, to the introduction of the Co-ed. system in our 
institution." When Long John had finished there was a moment of deep and 
awful silence, broken at length by Wooley's inveterate " Waugh !" Henry 
Louis thereupon informed Long John that his little gag wouldn't work, and that 
the campus needn't blo,ssom at all if it didn't wish to, and that (mer)maids were 
hoaxes, anyway. 

Long John swore a great, deep, far-sounding oath, and asked Henry Louis if 
he meant to snow his project under without its being voted upon. Upon leceiv- 
ing an answer in the affirmative, he lifted up his voice, and the stillness of that 
May afternoon was broken by a most unearthly yell, such as mortals but once in 
a lifetime would hear and live. It was Long John's war-whoop. Half a mile 
away strong men heard that whoop and trembled, while women fainted. The 
Fresh, and other rodents fled in terror. The Sophs, took refuge under the Col- 
lege and in otlier strongholds, while he upper classmen conjectured that it was 
the fog-horn of the ship that never returned. 

Within tlic council hall the confusion was still greater. At the first .sound 
of that awful voice, Dickie dived under the table, followed by Tommie ; Wooley 
disappeared in the register; Henry Louis and Bill Joe lan over each other in a 
mad scramble for the door; Handsome Jim worked his shunt circuit ru.^e and 
got to his room without the loss of either his good looks or glasses ; the Stoker 
only possessed presence of mind enough to jump through the window. 

Puss, strange to say, instead of running, remained behind to try the effect of 
moral persuasion on Long John. Failing in this attempt to quiet the promoter 
of Utopian scliemes, he began to bombard Long John's distorted features with 
paper-weights, inkstands, and other articles of furniture. This produced the 
desired result. The disturber of the Assembly's order and dignitj' was made to 
sign a most ignominious peace bond, after which he retired to his room and com- 
muned with himself, in wrath meditating revenge. Old, towering over the 
wreck of the council hall, murmured softh- to himself : " \'eni, vidi, vici." 

About two weeks later, there was a meeting of the Assembly about two miles 
from town, under the starry vaults of heaven. It is needless to say that Long 
John wasn't invited to this council. The object of this guarded meeting was to 
devise ways and means by which to pacify Long John. After much subdued 
argument it was decided " that Long John's salary be increased ninty cents per 
month, and that he be allowed a monthly bonus of two packs of Duke's Mixture, 
with paper, and one pack of Wall Wah ' ' 

This speedily effected the desired reconciliation, and once more the dove of 
peace spreads her spotless wings over the council hall of the Davidson Faculty. 



Organization of the Evmcncan Society. 


First Term, D. W. Richardson Second Term, J. W. McConnell 

Third Term, P. G. Gourdin 


First Term, R. D. Daffin Second Term, W. P. Mills 

Third Term, H. Johnston 


First Term, J. S. Morse Second Term, L. W. White 

Third Term, R. K. Timmons 


First Term, J. W. McConnell Second Term, D. W. Richardson 

Third Term, P. C. DuBosE 



First Term, P. C. DuBosE Second Term, D. W. Richardson 

T. P. Sprunt r. Johnston 

Third Term, J. W. McConnell 


First Term, C. A. Cornelson Second Term, T. H. DeGraffenried 

Third Term, R. K. Tiwmons 



First Term, W. P. Mills Second Term, R. D. Baffin 

H. Johnston r h. Adams 

Third Term, W. Kirkpatrick 


First Term, M. L. McKinnon Second Term, R K. Timmons 

Third Term, C. A. Cornelson 



J. W. McConnell, Chairman D. W. Richardson R. D. Daffin 


D. W. Richardson, Chairman \V. M. Dunn L. W. White, Secretary 

William M. Dunn. 


An Answer. 

' Yet, ah, thai sprivr/ should raiiish with the Rose ! " 
Still from our heart swells Omar's bitter cry, 
As youth's brief, sunlit season hastens by, 

And round our path life's sterner duties close. 

Poor, foolish, futile plaint ! And yet, how grows 
About our soul the hour we know must fly. 
The rare, rare rose that blushes but to die ! 

The meaning of life's riddle— ah, who knows ? 

Be patient, weary brother ; can it be 

That, read aright, the answer still is plain ? 

Spring hath its flowers ; but are flowers best ? 
Methinks the fruit of summer richer fee, 

Or autumn, with its golden wealth of grain ; 
And winter, O my brother, bringeth rest. 

WiLUAM Gilmer Perry. 

Organization of Philanthropic Society. 


First Term, S. E. Hodges Second Terra, W. R. Clegg 

Third Term, Johx S. Rowe 


First Term, H. H. Caldwell Second Term, J. H. McLelland 

Third Term, C. H. Rosebko 


First Term, J. A. Cukry Second Term, J. C. Rowan 

Third Term, Natt. T. Wagner 


First Term, W. R. Clegg Second Term, R. T. CoiT 

Third Term, Tho.mas P. Baglev 



First Term, H. H. Caldwell Second Term, H. McLelland 

Third Term, C. H. Rosebro 


First Term, C. W. Allison Second Term, P. McLean 

Third Term. J. B. Stimpsox 


J. S. RowE, Chairman N. T. Wagner, Secretary 

J. H. McLelland 

R. T. CoiT, Chairman W. W. Arrawood, Secretary 



W. R. Clegg, Chairman R. D. Dickson A. R. McQueen 


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Ilonor.sciiul Prizes ror lyoo-iyoi. 

Comn^cncement Orcitors. 

CumenctiiA Socict/. Philanthropic Socieh/. 

J. W. McCoNNELL P. C. DuBosE R. T. CoiT J. S. Rowe 

D. W. Richardson W. R. Clegg 

Class Hoi\oi's. 

riii.s.s I'JOI. Class 1902. 

R. M. Patrick Monitor D. W. Richardson 

Reed Smith Vice-Monitor J. S. Rowe 

Class 1903- Class I904. 

W. Arrowood Monitor E. D. Kerr 

H. Caldwell Vice- Monitor A. C. Cornelson 

Orator's MecJal. 

P. C. DuBosE Eumenean 

RiDIc Mcclcil. 

Reed Smith Eumenean 

Cssd'/ist's Medal. 

Reed Smith . . . . Eumenean J. M. McLeod . . . Philanthropic 

Delxifcr's Medal. 

D. W. Richardson . . Eumenean V/. R. Clegg . . . Philanthropic 

Declaimer's Mccial. 

V/. Bain Philanthropic R. S. Johnson . . Eumenean 



A maiden fair 

Upon a srair, 
A young nian Dv her side. 

7\ stole i\ t^iss, 

Ccsratic Dliss! 
Al\! Heaven's opened wide. 

a numPer eiglU 

Seals l\is fate, 
Mails \\m against tlic wall. 

iNotto, this: 

Don't steal ci t'Jss 
\\'\\vi\ the Old man 's in the hall. 




Senior Class Organization. 


S. E. Hodges Charlotte, N. C. 

J. W. McCoNNELL McConnellsville, S. C. 


W. S. WiLHELM Spencer, N. C. 

R. R. Morrison Shelby, N. C. 

Colors : Motto : 

Orange and Blue. Per angusta ad augusta. 


Boom-a-lacka ! boom-a-lacka ! boom-a-la-boo ! 

Ra/.zle, dazzle, Orange and Blue ! 

Wah-heigh-woo ! Hulla-ba-loo ! 

Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Nineteen two ! 


Roll of the Honored. 


Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Born January i, 1881, at Wilmington, N. C. Prepared for College at Cape Fear Academy, 
Wilmington, N. C. Age, twenty-one years ; height, five feet and ten inches ; weight, one 
hundred and sixty pounds. Course, B. S.; Phi; n K A; Marshal, '98; Second 
Supervisor Society, '00; Vice-President Society, '01; First Critic Society, '02; Class 
Football Team; Class Baseball Team; Captain Class Football Team, '99: Executive 
Committee Athletic Association; Business Manager and member Mandolin and Guitar 
Club; Secretary and Treasurer German Club. Present address, Wilmington, N. C. 


CARTHAGE, North Carolina. 

Born June 13, 1879, at Quiet, N. C. Prepared for College at Carthage Academic Institute. Age, 
twenty-three years ; height, five feet and eleven and one-fourth inches ; weight, one hun- 
dred and sixty pounds. Course, B. S.; Phi.; First Supervisor Society, '00; Vice- 
President, '01 ; Debater's Medal, '01 ; Commencement Orator, '01 ; President Society, 
'02 ; Class Baseball Team ; Class Football Team ; Class Historian, '00-01 ; College 
Football Team, '02; Editor Quips and Cranks, '02. Present address, Carthage, N. C. 


Salisbury, North Carolina. 

Born at Charlotte, N. C, December 21, 1878. Prepared for College at Salisbury High School. 
Age, twenty-three years ; height, six feet and one-fourth inches ; weight, one hundred and 
sixty-seven pounds. Course, A. B. ; Phi.; First Supervisor Society, '00; Second Critic 
Society, '01 ; Vice-President Society, '01 ; First Critic Society, '01 ; Vice-President Class, 
'99-00; Secretary Y. M. C. A., '00-01 ; Commencement Orator, '01 ; Marshal, '01 ; Editor 
Davidson College Magazine, '00-01; Chief Marshal, '02; Editor-in-Chief Magazine, 
'01-02; President Y. M. C. A., '01-02; Vice-President Student Body, '00-01; Library 
Committee, '01-02. Present address, Salisbury, N. C. 


SoucHOw, China. 

Born October 31, 1880, at Shanghai, China. Prepared for College at Pantops Academy. Age, 
twenty-one years ; height, five feet and eight and three-fourth inches ; weight, one 
hundred and thirty-eight pounds. Course, A. B. ; Eu. ; B e n ; Vice-President Society, 
'00; Commencement Orator, '01; Orator's Medal, '01; Reviewer Society, '02; Class 
President, '98-99; Captain and Member Class Football Team; Library Committee; 
Editor Quips and Cranks, '02. Present address, Souchow, China. 



AsHEViLLE, North Carolina. 
Born December ii, 1S7S, at Asheville, N. C. Prepared for College at Asheville High School. 
Age, twenty-three years; height, five feet and nine and one-half inches: weight, one 
hundred and forty-six pounds. Course, A. B.: Phi.; K 1; \'ice-President Society: First 
Critic Society; Marshal, '00; College Football Team (three years): College Baseball 
Team (four years): College Track Team (three years); Best All-'round Athlete (three 
years) ; Captain Class Football Team, 'gS ; Captain College Football Team, '00 ; E.xecu- 
tive Committee; Secretary and Vice-President of Athletic Association; Editor Qeips 
AND Cranks, '98, '02 ; Editor Magazine, '00-01 ; Class Historian, 'g6: President Tennis 
Association. Present address, Asheville, N. C. 


KiNCSTRKE, South Carolina. 
Born February 21, 1S77, at Salter's Depot, S. C. Prepared for College at home. Age, 
twenty-five years; height, five feet and ten inches: weight, one hundred and fifty-five 
pounds. Course, B. S.; Eu. ; S A E; Secretary Society, '99: Vice-President Society, '01 ; 
President Society, '02; Business Manager Magazine; Class Track Team; College Track 
Team; Library Committee. Present address, Kingstree, S. C. 



Born January 3, 1875, at Burdett, N. C. Prepared for College at China Crove Academy. 
Age, twenty-seven years; height, six feet; weight, one hundred and forty-five pounds. 
Course, A. B.;Phi. ; Secretary Society, '99; Supervisor Society, '00; Vice-President 
Society, 'or ; Commencement President Society, '01 ; Editor Magazine, '01-02 : Treasurer 
Y. M. C. A., '01-02; Vice-President Class, '98-99; Secretary Class, '99-00; President, 
'01-02; Vice-Monitor Class, '02: Editor QuiHS and Ck.vnks, '02; Class Baseball Team. 
Present address, Charlotte, N. C. 



Born Januarv nth, 1S7S, at McConnell.sville, S. C. Prepared for College at McConnellsville 
High School. Age, twenty-four years; height, five feet and nine inches; weight, one 
hundred and sixty-five pounds. Course, B. S.; Eu.; X A E; Secretary Society, '00; Vice- 
President Society, '01 ; President Society, '02 ; Reviewer Society, '01 ; Chairman Execu- 
tive Committee, '01-02 ; Declainier's Medal ; Class Baseball Team ; Class Football Team ; 
Manager Class Football Team, '01 ; College Track Team (three years) ; Manager College 
Track Team, '02 ; Commencement Orator, '01 : Vice-President Class, '01-02 ; Editor Maga- 
zine, '00-02: Editor (jrii'S ,\nd Ckanks (three years). Present address, McConnelLs- 
ville, S. C. 

Shelhv, North Carolina. 

Born January 2d, 18S3, at Mt. Mourne, N. C. Prepared for College at Shelby Graded School. 
Age, nineteen years; height, five feet and eight and one-half inches; weight, one hundred 
and thirty-six pounds. Course, A. B. ; Phi.: Ho II; First Supervisor Society: Second 
Critic Society: Commencement Marshal, '01 ; Class Track Team: Baseball Team; 
Class Football Team; Manager and Captain Class Ba.seball Te;mi ; College Baseliall 
Team; College Track Team; Executive Committee Athletic Association (four ye:irsl; 
Class Historian, '01-02. Present address, Shelby, N. C. 



Nelson, South Cak(jlina. 
Horn June 13th, 1S79, at Blackstock, S. C Prepared for College at Presbyterian High School, 
Columbia, S. C. Age, twenty-three years : height, five feet and nine and one-half inches ; 
weight, one hundred and thirty-five pounds. Course, A. B. ; Eu. ; Commencement Presi- 
dent Society, '01; Secretary Society, '99; Reviewer Society, '01-02; Treasurer Society, 
'00-01 ; Debater's Medal, '01 ; Commencement Orator, '01 ; Editor Davidson College 
Magazine, '00-01 and '01-02 ; Editor QuiPS and Cranks, '00 and '01 ; Editor-in-Chief 
Quips and Cranks, '02 ; Class Monitor, '99-00, '00-01, and '01-02 ; Class Historian, '99-00; 
Class President, '00-01 ; Second Vice-President Student Body, '00-01 ; Vice-President 
Y. M. C. A., '01-02. Present address. Nelson, S, C. 


CoNOVKR, North Carolina. 
Born August gth, 1879, at Newton, N. C. Prepared for College at Catawba College. Age, 
twenty-two years ; height, five feet and eleven and one-half inches ; weight, one hundred 
and seventy pounds. Course, A. B. ; Phi. ; Supervisor Society, '00 ; Secretary Society, 
'00; President Society, '02; Commencement Orator, '01; Captain Class Football Team, 
'00; College Football Team, ^00-01 ; Class Track Team ; Class President, '99-00 ; Presi- 
dent Student Body, '01-02 ; President Athletic Association, '01-02 : Class Monitor, 'yS-gg ; 
Class Vice-Monitor, '99-00, '00-01 ; Editor Quips and Cr.a.nks, '01 ; Business Manager 
Quips and Cranks, '02. Present address, Conover, N. C. 


LiNfoLNToN, North Carolina. 
Born April 4th, iSSo, at Lincolnton, N. C. Prepared for College at Lincolnton High School. 
Age, twenty-two years ; height, five feet and eight inches ; weight, one hundred and 
twenty-five pounds. Course, B.S.: Phi.: Second Supervisor Society, '()c) ; Second Critic 
Society, '00; Class Baseball Team; Class Football Team: \'ice-l'resident Class, '00-01. 
Present address, Lincolnton, N. C. 


Gainksxtlle, Florida. 
Born July iid, 1876, at Walthomville, Ga. Prepared for College at East Florida Seminary, 
(iainesville, Ha. Age, twenty-si.\ years : height, six feet and two and three-fourth inches ; 
weight, one hundred and eighty pounds. Course, A. B.; Glee Club, '00-01; Mandolin 
and Guitar Club, '00-01: Leader Glee Club, '01-02 ; Class Baseball Team ; Class Track 
Team; Class Treasurer, '00-01 ; Editor Quips .and Cr.\nks, '01-02. Present address, 
Gainesville, Fla. 


South River, North Carolina. 
Born February 23d, 1S78, at Jerusalem, N. C. Prepared for College at Augusta, N. C. Age, 
twenty-four years ; height, six feet ; weight, one hundred and forty-four pounds. Course, 
A. B. ; Class Secretary, '01-02. Present address, Spencer, N. C. 


History o! Class 1902. 

AND now we are Seniors ! And in giving the history of 1902 I shall strive 
to be less bashful concerning our merits than the worthy narrator of 1901 
was of theirs. For four years we have taken each year a degree in college 
life, and now we are supposed to be prepared to have Dr. Smith mention, in a 
few years, our names among those of the great men who have already departed 
from Davidson. 

Twenty-eight of us came here in the fall of '98 with the intention of " going 
through College." Many gave different reasons for coming, but with some of 
us the reason was, we couldn't help it. Having gotten here, however, and hav- 
ing found that we were not so many, we saw that we must pull together ; so we 
organized ourselves into a class and named it 1902. 

Our first meeting, and especially the aftermath, will hardly ever be forgotten 
by those of us who were so fortunate as to be there. 

To please the curious Sophs. , we selected a nine and in a short while met 
them on the diamond ; but in this first game we were beaten. The next spring, 
however, we easily won over them and the other two classes, and so were cham- 
pions of the class teams. 

On the gridiron fate was against us, as our record shows ; and we gave up in 
the football line. Our only excuse is our scarcity of material from which to select. 

Our record in study was not a very uncommon one, as we learned all too 
soon that ponies were cheap and riding very good ; so good, in fact, that Wooley 
and Dickie, out of heartfelt kindness, consented to give some of their favored 
ones second exams, on Latin and Greek. 

The next fall, however, we chose some from among us to better our class- 
room record ; and as we were now Sophs. , our minds were full of the great prob- 
lem of how we could best introduce the Fresh, into the intricacies of College life, 
and train them as future Sophs, should be trained. 

The Faculty, however, having some very new-fangled and obnoxious ideas as 
to the rights of Fresh. — who every one knows have no rights — hinted to us that 
they preferred Fresh, to Sophs. And so seeing that our very best intentions were 
not appreciated, we gave up our plan, and as a con.sequence received a permit to 
play with the pigskin to our hearts' content ; but we were never to look at Bill 
Joe's hen-coop under penalty of a double load of duck-shot. 


As a parting shot, we lined up against the Fresh, and scoured the gridiron 
with them to the score of 5 to o. 

Our baseball team was fatally weakened after our first year by the loss of 
our pitcher and first-baseman, and since that time, although we have never been 
able to take the lead among the class teams, we have by no means brought up the 

As Juniors, I suppose we were not very different from the average third year 
man ; an easy-going crowd, who didn't exceed the limit of time granted for 

When called on to speak. '02 was again not in the rear, as was proven on the 
twenty-second day of February, and also later, when men in this class won both 
society medals given for the best debate. This was between Juniors and Seniors. 

And now in about three months the campus will probably echo for the last 
time our yell as given by the whole, and each of us will set out in life to 
fulfil his destiny — to lift or lower mankind. 

And let each of the fourteen, all tried and found true, forget not the motto 
which for four years we have claimed : " Per angusta ad augusta." 

And now, in behalf of 1902, I bid you all a fond farewell. 


At Sunset. 

We stood together yestei-eve, 
To watch the Day-King take his leave, 
As down lie sank beyond our sight. 

Then did the skies with beauty burn? 
And did the clouds to bright gold turn? 
And did the eve-star, silver-bright. 

Call forth the planets, one by one — 
Attendants on their lord, the sun ? 
And in that mellow golden light, 

Did birds their sweetest vespers sing. 
As nest-ward on day-weary wing 

They flew to rest them for the night ? 

I can not tell ; I only know 
You stood beside me ; and the glow 
Of evening light upon your hair 

To gold was turned ; and in your eyes 
I saw the love-light shine ; the skies 

With those bright stars can not compare. 


Class Prophecy, 1902. 

0, Muse, to lift aside the future's veil, 
Many have sought thy prophetic aid ; 
But to all has never yet been granted 
The gift for which so many have panted. 
Secrets which in the future lie deeply hidden. 
Themselves reveal when only by thee they 're bidden. 
Since I would then the future read, 

1, oh Muse, with thee do plead 
For thy aid in this prophetic song. 
I would sing of the Class of 1902 : 

Of their deeds in life as they journey through; 

Of the blessings which on mankind they will bestow, 

While here passing through this world below. 

But while 1 have time and space, 

Ere that I further in this tale shall pace, 

Methinks it best according to reason 

To always do everything in season. 

I '11 tell you the condition of each of them, as it seems to me. 

Of what they will be and of what degree, 

And also in what array they will be in. 

At a chemist then will 1 first begin. 

Bagley is his name, and he a worthy man, 

Who from the time he first began 

To go to College, loved chemistry. 

Leisure, music, freedom and courtesy. 

He will bear himself well in every place, 

In hope to stand in his lady's grace. 

Great discoveries in his profession he will make 

And cause the atomic theory a fall to take. 

His physical energy he will conserve. 

Nor from the path of leisure will he swerve. 

When he his work at last shall lay down. 

All the chemical world with his praises will resound. 

A politician will there be in this same place. 

That hath a stern, haughty, deep-set face : 

Clkc;<; is his name, by the vulgar called " Pap." 

His highest delight is to win in a scrap. 

A Senator he '11 be, always in the right. 

Will give his opponents many a hard fight : 

Moore County will he stump for Free Silver and Woman's Rights 

But always hie him home to his family at nights. 


There will be two good men of great renown, 

Both lowly parsons of a country town ; 

Rich they will be in holy thought and work, 

Nor Christian duty, however humble, ever will they shirk. 

Just and upright will they live before the people's eyes; 

Full loath will they be to plead for their slow-coming tithes. 

The wayward they will labor to keep within the fold. 

And the weak to their own bosoms will they gently hold. 

Well will they an example give. 

By their own lives, of how men should live. 

Two better parsons, I trow, will never be, 

Famed for their goodness and piety. 

CoiT and Richardson are these worthy champions of the cross 

Who will gather up the gold and fling away the dross. 

Next I sing of one who from China hails; 

But 't is right to say he never wears the Chinee-tails. 

He as a lawyer will settle down 

In some far-away Chinese town; 

There he will much talking and more loafing do. 

Conform to all the Chinese customs and wear the pigtail too. 

DuBoSE is his name; he will be very learned in the law. 

And from so much pleading will be known as " Ching Lang Jaw." 

Much service to his benighted country he will render; 

But, as all benefactors, his reward will be slender. 

An expounder of the law, discreet and wise, 

Who will have no witness swearing lies ; 

Of fees and cases will he have many a one. 

So great a collector will there nowhere be none. 

All will be fee simple to Gourdin in effect, 

If by any means he is able to collect. 

He will settle down in his county-seat, 

But remain as always, a tobacco beat ; 

On the sea of politics he will launch his little boat. 

Which will not sail for want of the breezy vote. 

An athlete there will be, an agile man ; 
Many opponents will fall before his valiant hand. 
Football battles has he fought by the score. 
And of tennis tournaments far many more. 
But with his work will he always be behind. 
And when at last stern death shall draw the line. 
And St. Peter shall shut forever the golden gate, 
FiTZPATRicK will arrive just twenty minutes late. 

There will be a preacher, a coleric man, 

Whose beard will be shorn as close as ever it can. 

Full long are his legs, and very lean. 

Just like a staff; there 's no calf to be seen. 

In all the country no one will be found 


Whose speech with fair language will so much abound. 
The gospel HonoES will preach to all who will hear, 
Nor cease from his labors till grim death draw near. 

A merchant McConnell will be, 

Dealer in country produce and poultry. 

This worthy man his wits so well will use 

That there will be none from whom he will not get his dues. 

He will make his English sweet upon his tongue. 

While telling of the mighty deeds which he has done. 

A snare for suckers he will ever keep set. 

And woe to the unwary who are caught within his net. 

Morrison will be a doctor in Shelby town, 

Who on an old gray horse will ride around. 

With saddle-bags well filled with powders and pills 

To cure mankind of his many ills. 

Upward in his profession he will continue to go, 

And leave all competitors far below. 

At duty's call he will ever do his best. 

And sink at last to a peaceful rest. 

A farmer " Kid" will be, 

Living in peace and perfect charity. 

His wife will he love with his whole heart. 

Though sometimes she will make him smart. 

Many children will call him "dad"; 

If he doesn't work — sure he better had. 

But soothed and comforted by his meerschaum pipe. 

He will live to an old age ripe. 

John Rowe as a philosopher will soar high; 

Ever ready of things to tell the wherefore and the why. 

No disputed point will he ever yield. 

But will his opponent always drive from the field. 

Through his long and eventful course 

Blt(ffvi'\\\ be his greatest force. 

To get married will be the ambition of his life. 

But all his days he is destined to spend without a wife. 

WiLHELM and Spencer, two champions for the right. 

Will ever be found in the midst of the fight. 

To their high calling they will ever be true, 

And much good for suffering humanity will always do. 

Both great admirers of the culinary art: 

This phase of life will ever be dear to their heart. 

Over their flocks they will ceaseless vigil keep. 

Till at last they are called to a peaceful sleep. 


College Days. 

These glad davs go trooping bv, 
^ And soon become our past, 

Glowing witK all the good we ve done. 
Burning with all the bad we ve done : 
Sickening in the course they ve run, 

Some lie down and die. 

These passing vears an imprint leave. 
And soon become our life ; 
Living in things that are our past, 
Weeping for things that now are past. 
Wishing each dav might be the last. 

Some hearts break with grief. 

These few years our lives decide. 
And each heart finds its place. 
Some wander with the low of earth. 
Some shine among the best of earth : 
Every one m his own true worth 

Must ever abide. 


These few years soon pass awav. 
:'^Ms?ai Waking from youth's slumber. 

We ind that life's aim is to do 
And be that onlv which is true : 
And living thus, sweet joys we woo 

For eternal days. 


% 7^ Irf ^\ 

Organization of Class 1903. 

W. P. Mills Camden, South Carolina 

F. M. Rogers Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

W. W. Arrowood Bethel, South Carolina 

A. R. McQueen Carthage, North Carolina 

Motto : Colors : 

Prodesse Quam Causpici. Orange and Black. 


Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Boom-boom-a-lack ! 
Sis, boom, bah ! Orange and Black ! 
Hey ho, hi ho ! Rip, rah, re ! 
D. C. N. C. Nineteen three ! 

Junior Class Roll. 


J. L. Anderson Reedville, South Carolina 

W. \V. Akrowood Bethel, South Carolina 

H. F. Beaty Mooresville, North Carolina 

L. A. Bennett Highlands, Florida 

H. H. Caldwell Harrisburg, North Carolina 

R. D. Dafkin Marianna, Florida 

W. M. Dunn Jacksonham, South Carolina 

H. A. Johnston Norfolk, Virginia 

W. H. KiRKPATRiCK . Blackstock, South Carolina 

H. A. Knox ■ • Watts, North Carolina 

W. B. Martin Abbeville, South Carolina 

H. G. McDowell Asheville, North Carolina 

J. H. McLelland Mooresville, North Carolina 

H. E Mc Murray Mint Hill, North Carolina 

A. R. McQueen Carthage, North Carolina 

W. P. Mills Camden, South Carolina 

W. S. Patterson Winston-vSalem, North Carolina 

F. M. Rogers Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

T. P. Sprunt Charleston, South Carolina 

S. A. Thompson Davidson, North Carolina 


J. S. Bailey Greenwood, South Carolina 

W. J. Blake Abbeville, South Carolina 

P. P. Brown Newton, North Carolina 

J. F. GoRRELi Greensboro, North Carolina 

G. W. Greer Honea Path, South Carolina 

R. S. Johnston Norfolk, Virginia 

A. L. Mills Greenville, vSouth Carolina 

C. H. RosEBRO Cleveland, North Carolina 

J. A. Wyman Aiken, South Carolina 


History o! Class o! 1903. 

PROMPTED by an innate longing for knowledge, the various members of the 
Class of 1903 gathered at Davidson during the first week of September, 
1899. We were green, suspicious, and had that disorganized, dejected 
appearance so common to Fresh. In the earl)- part of our first year we were conr 
vinced that a Fresh, should develop his ability for running rather than his brain. 
So frequently were we called upon to exercise this faculty, that it soon reached a 
very high state of cultivation. Nor were our musical and narrative tendencies 
allowed to corrode. Many were the germans, concerts, and recitals that we gave 
for the benefit of our friends. 

After a short and unobtrusive meeting, we elected : H. H. Caldwell, Presi- 
dent ; J. H. McLain, Vice-President ; T. P. Sprunt, Secretary and Treasurer 

The indignities these ofiBcers were subjected to at the hands of certain par- 
ties has led us to regard Fresh. Class officers as scapegoats upon whom the 
calumny and disrepute of the entire class must rest, in consequence of which they 
are driven into thorny pastures, where the waters roar and are ill at ease. 

In September of the following year most of us returned. We were not 
timid now, but grim, determined, and looking for Fresh. After providing for 
these unfortunates, we sought loftier aims. This was the year of our lives. We 
smoked mean cigars, rode ponies, cut classes at our discretion, and flunked at the 
disposition of the Faculty. From our standpoint, we could see that College 
affairs were not moving properly, and would have gladly given the Trustees and 
Faculty some valuable hints on running a College and Fresh., but unfortunately 
they were too obtuse to appreciate our superior mental genius and we were too 
conservative to offer our advice when we realized that it wouldn't be appreciated. 
We also had a banquet, displayed the humorous side of our nature, ate too much, 
got sick, and felt bad next day ; but it was immense ! 

Our officers for this year were : President, W. H. Kirkpatrick ; Vice-Presi- 
dent, J. S. Bailey ; Secretary and Treasurer, A. L. Mills. 

And now we are Juniors. The timidity of the Fresh, and the egotism of 
the Soph, are forgotten. Loaded down with a burden of dignity and imperative 
duties, we are moving steadily onward toward our diplomas. Junior speaking 
has passed. We have warned this thoughtless generation of its imminent perils, 
and at the same time thoughtfully provided means of escape, by the timely use of 
which these dangers may be avoided. 


Our officers for this year are : W. P. Mills, President ; F. M. Rogers, Vice- 
President ; W. W. Arrowood, Secretary and Treasurer. 

In Athletics 1903 has always occupied a prominent place. We had two 
men on the College Football Team and one on the College Baseball Team in our 
Fresh, year. Last year there were two 1903 men on the College Football Team. 
In class baseball games and in Field-day exercises, we have always made a very 
creditable record. 

In matrimonial alliances 1903 has broken the record. "Rabbit" Lowe 
and "Buck" McKay have already laid aside the petty foibles of college life, 
and have undertaken to solve the hitherto in.soluble problem of married life, 
while " Duffy " is in the first stages of wedlock. Peace to them ! 


'AnAuiSE Lost- 



My Brother. 

My brother goes to college, 

Away off on the train, 
An' stays away a year, or more, 

'Fore he comes home again. 
An' when he does come home — Oh, my 

You'd think he owned the town, 
The way he smokes up pa's cigars 

An' drives us " kids " aroun'. 

My lirother he's « '»«»•?'»/ man. 

As *"(/ as he can be. 
He smokes cigars an' cigarettes — 

But he's awful good to me. 
I carries his notes and letters. 

An' when the answer's fine. 
It makes him feel jest awful good. 

An' he gives me an' Jim a dime. 

My brother he wears glasses, 

Says his eyes is sorter weak, 
Caused by a spell of fever, 

Brought on by overwork. 
'T was jest 'fore zaminations. 

An' the doctor man he said 
If brother didn't come home to rest 

He surely would be dead. 

Last night pa got a letter 

From the college man up there 
Where my brother goes to college. 

An' stays almost a year. 
Said my brother's health was failing; 

Said the climate wasn't good 
For my brother's constitution, 

An' he thought he'd better move. 

An' when pa got that letter 

1 tell you he was mad ; 
But I can't tell you what he said, 

'Cause it was awful bad. 
My mama said, " Poor darlin' ! " 

But my papa he said, " Damn ! 
/ '/// a goin' off to college, too. 

When I gets to be a man. 



Organization Class 1904. 

J. S. Morse Abbeville, South Carolina 

J. W. Curry Davidson, Xorth Carolina 


A. A. McLean Gastonia, North Carolina 

E. D. Kerr Rankin, North Carolina 

Motto : Colors : 

Tentare est valere. Blue and Grey. 


Whoop-la ! Rah ! Sis, boom, bah ! 
Blue and Gray ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 
Boom-a-lacka ! Boom-a-lacka ! Boom-a-la, bo ! 
D. C. N. C. 1904. 


Sophomore Class Roll. 

R. H. Adams, Laurens, S. C. 
C. W. AtLisoN, Sugar Creek, N. C. W. R. Bailey, Wood Leaf, N. C. 

W. W. Bain, Wade N. C. 
C. L. Black, Davidson, N. C. A. C. Boney, Wallace, N. C. 

E. B. Carr, Safe, N. C. 
W. E. Cooper, Hogansville, Ga. A. C. Corneilson, Orangeburg, S. C. 

J. VV. CuRRiE, Davidson, X. C. 
R. D. DiCKSO.v, Raeford, X. C. T. H. DeGrafkexkied, Rock Hill. S. C. 

W. H. DuBosE, Souchow, China. 

P. S. Easlev, Black Walnut, Va. T. J. Hitchixsox, Rock Hill, S. C. 

R. T. Gillespie, Jr., Rock Hill, S. C. 

E. D. Kerr, Rankin, X. C. R. C. McAliley, Chester, S. C. 

U. L. McKixNOx, Hartsville, S. C. 
A. A. McLean, Gastonia, X. C. P. McLean, Laurinburg, X. C. 

J. W. McXeill, Vass, N. C. 
H. M. Parker, James Island, S. C. J. C. Rowax, Carthage, X. C. 

J. A. Ratcliff, Elon College, X. C. 
H. W. Shannon, Gastonia. X. C. W. P. Sprint, Wilmington, N. C. 

W. L. S.MiTH, Rock Hill, S. C. 
J. B. STIMP.SON, Hopewell, X. C. B. G. Team, Camden, S. C. 

R. K. 'rniMONS, Columbia, S. C. 
M. A. Thompson, Charlotte, X. C. J. M. Watts, Fancy Hill, X. C. 

L. W. White, Abbeville, S. C. 
G. M. Wilcox, Elberton, Ga. J. L. Williams, Mt. Holly, X. C. 


J. A. Cannon, Concord, X. C. P. B. Fetzer, Jr., Concord, X. C. 

J. S. Morse, Abbeville, S. C. 

F. K. Spratt, Chester, S. C. C. A. Van Xess, Charlotte, X. C. 

X. T. Wagner, Asheville, N. C. 


History o! the Class of 1904. 

ON the fifth day of September, 1900, we arrived at College, a Freshman 
Class of fift^'-six, the largest at Davidson for several years. We were not 
even acquainted with each other ; and, no doubt, had a slight touch of 
that greenness which has always been characteristic of the Freshman. 

We knew little of college life, but had heard it rumored abroad that it 
behooves the new men at great institutions of learning to be modest, quiet, and 
unassuming in their manner, and to give ready obedience and due reverence to 
their majorcs statu, the Sophs. So, since from the beginning we were anxious 
to be excellent Fresh., we began to live in accordance with that time-honored 
college maxim, " A Freshman is made to be seen and not heard." O ! that the 
Freshman Classes succeeding us would follow our worthy example ! For we are 
persuaded that it would conduce to the .seemliness of their conduct. 

We have intimated that we cringed before our oppres.sors ; and .so we did, as 
much as our independent, liberty-loving spirit would permit, — very little, you 
may be sure. While we were to all appearances as humble as the bitterest tyrant 
of them all could, we secretly plotted deep conspiracies against their mis- 
rule. The story is soon told. An ominous whisper passed from mouth to mouth, 
knowing nods and winks followed it, with the result that on the night of the 
second day after our arrival, to our great delight, and to their great mortification, 
we met and organized, with F. L. Black, President ; G. R. McNeill, Vice-Presi- 
dent ; B. G. Team, Secretary and Treasurer ; and N. T. Wagner, Historian. 
This is the earliest Freshman Class organization in the history of the College. 

As soon as the preliminary details had been arranged, we set about getting 
a great store of knowledge, sufficient to supply all demands made upon us for 
that article. The demands have come thick and fast ; but alas, how often the 
supply has been deficient ! Who of us has not learned what it is for a frowning 
professor to indicate in that terrible account-book that his trading stock of wis- 
dom, which he had hoped would amount to sixty, has in .some strange and incom- 
prehensible way diminished to zero? And j'et, dear reader, do not infer from 
this that we are negligent in our study, nor that we are lacking in intellectu- 
ality, for we are fully up to the average in these things ; and indeed, have had 
a larger number of men on the Honor Roll for one year than any other class in 
recent years. 


In athletics, also, we have held our own. Although we had no class foot- 
ball games, we were represented on the College team ; and in the series of class 
baseball games we tied with the Sophs, for second place. On Field-day, we would 
have done even better than we did if we had been better acquainted with the 
management of the various events. 

We were proficient in society work, and members of our class got the 
declaimer's medals from both literary societies. 

Now we have returned, no longer Fresh., but Sophs., with all the hilarity 
befitting our promotion ; and we are in the midst of another year's work. We 
are .somewhat depleted in number by some of our men failing to return ; still, 
with a few new men and a few old ones from 1903, we number forty-two. At 
our first meeting this year we elected J. S. Morse, President ; J. W. Currie, 
Vice-President ; and A. A. McLean, Secretary and Treasurer. These officers are 
now doing their duty by the class. 

At a recent meeting T. H. DeGraffenried was elected captain of the baseball 
team for this year, and R. K. Timmons, manager. We hope to get out a good 

We had three men on the College football team this year, and several on the 
second team. We are going to be well represented, too, on the College baseball 

With heavy hearts we are called upon to mourn the loss of one of our best 
and most popular men, G. A. McNair, of Hartsville, South Carolina, who died 
here on the 24th of December. We feel that his death is an inestimable to 
the class, the College, and to the world at large, yet we bow in submission to the 
will of Him who rules the world in infinite love, and who directs our destinies in 
infinite wisdom. 

In conclusion, the historian would say that he is utterly incapable of record- 
ing in a worthy manner the achievements of our class. It is sufficient to say that 
we are following and shall continue to follow the high standards and ideals with 
which we began our College life ; and that, if possible, we are going to raise 
these still higher. And let it be remembered that only a very small part of our 
history belongs to the past ; and that by far the greater and better part is of the 
future, to which we are bravely pressing on, inspired by our motto : 
" Tentare est Valere." 








CLASS OF 1904. 

It is the close of day. 
The svin has sunk behind tlie hills ; 
The clouds are turned to gold, and glow 
As gateways to the world above. 
The sun is gone. And yet we trust 
Thit wc shall see it in the morn. 

So pa-sed thy soul away. 
Thy work on earth is done ; thy ills 
Are turned to ,ioys. Thy life doth show 
The paihway to God's world of love. 
Yes, thou art gone. And yet we trust 
That thou wilt greet us in that morn. 

R. II. 



' The age of visions is not past," 

Moaned Charles Augustus Wright, 
As he tumbled and tossed upon his bed, 
One drear\' winter night. 


Charles Augustus was a Freshman 

Of a very verdant hue. 
From a town about as big as vour fist, 

Where the tree of knowledge grev 

.visdom was supernal, 
And his appetite most huge. 
He freed himself of knowledge. 

While he gorged himself with food. 

Seniors, Juniors, Sophs, and Fresh. 

All looked alike to him. 
He knew no rank, nor creed, nor caste, 

And could talk an elephant thin. 


By the 

i he tosssed upon his bed, 
message was brought to hir 
Arab, Abdul Koran, 

nd the Chinaman, Ah Sin. 

They howled aloud in fiendish glee, 
And snapped their fingers thin. 

And clasped poor Charlie 'round the 
And winked their eves at him. 

Then spake the Arab Abdul, 

To Charles Augustus Wright : 
' Listen to me, dear Charlie, 

And put away your fright. 

That your supernatural wisdom 
Is the very thing we need. 

*' So put away your foolish fright 
And come along with me ; 
We'll sail away to the land of pain 
Across the briny sea." 

Then they howled aloud in fiendish glee 
And snapped their fingers thin, 

And clasped poor Charlie 'round the nei 
And winked their eyes at him. 


Then spake the Chinaman, Ah Sin, 
In tones both sad and low ; 
"Oh, come with me, Augustus Wright, 
To the * Flowery Kingdom ' go. 
:)r we are a backward people, 
And our troubles not a few j 
nd surely with your wisdom 
You can tell us what to do." 

"Come away with me," said Abdul; 

" Nay, come with me," said Sin ; 
k, And straightway both fell quarreling 

With a most terrific din. 

h grabbed Charlie by a foot 
And pulled with all his might. 
And jabbered and cussed and wrangled 
'Till Charles was cold with friglit, 

Then they pulled him off on the Ho( 
And batted him over the head, 

And kicked and cuffed and jabbered 
'Till Charles was almost dead. 

Yes— that was all of the vision. 

What by this vision is taught ? 
Nothing — we had oysters for supper 

Charles Augustus ate a quart. 


Organization o! Class 1905. 


D. Shemweix Asheville, North Carolina 


J. H. B.^RKSDALE Greenwood, South Carolina 

B. F. Wyman Aiken, South Carolina 

J. N. Campbell Carthage, North Carolina 

Colors : Motto : 

Purple and Gold. Facere sine jactantia. 


Rickety ! Rickety ! Rack tee-ro ! 
Plinkety ! Plinkety ! Purple and Gold ! 
Tow-wow ! Bow-wow ! Man Alive ! 
What's the matter with Nineteen Five? 


Freshman Class Roll. 


Abernathy, M. B., Croft, N. C. 
Berrvhjll, M., Sodo, X. C. Blue, D. A., Athens, N. C. 

BuTi.ER, G. H., Goldsboro, N. C. 
Campbell, J. N., Carthage, N. C. Cukkv, T. K., Davidson, N. C. 

Ekvix, C. \V., Pine Grove, S. C. 
Forney, C. D., Morganton, N. C. Gibson W. T., Barium Springs, N. C. 

Grey, M. M., Davidson, N. C. 
Harrison, A. R., Huntersville, N. C. Heilig, G. P., Davidson, X. C. 

LowRANCE, J. H., Mooresville, N. C. 
Mawhinney, J. A., Marianna, Fla. McDo\vell, C. E., Asheville, X'. C. 

McIvER, G. \V., Montgomery, Ala. 
McLean, M. L., Maxton, X. C. McQueen J. A., Mowers, X. C. 

O' Kelly, W. F., Con\'ers, Ga. 
Paddison, G. a., Wilmington, X. C. Phillips, R. W., Orwood, Miss. 

Phillips, W. W., Orwood, Miss. 
Rankin, F. A., Erskine, X. C. Rankin F. W., Mooresville, X. C. 

Stirewalt, X. S., Davidson, X. C. 
Thirston, a., Tailorsville, X. C. Tucker, T.. Xew Bern, X. C. 

Thompson, W. T., Washington, D. C. 
Williams, S. C, Mooresville, X. C. Wyman, B. F., Jr., Aiken, S. C. 


Barksdalk, J. H., Greenwood, S. C. Bruce, E., Toccoa, Ga. 

Craig, I. M., Reidsville, X. C. 
FiNLAYSON, J. A., Jr., Marianna, Fla. Hall, R. R., Cardenas, Cuba. 

McCaskill, J. C, Maxton, N. C. 
McDavid, R. I., Woodville, S. C. McEachin, A. D., Laurinburg, X. C. 

Shemwell, D. , A.sheville X. C. 
Smith, H. B., Greensboro, X. C. Weatherly, C. H., Jamestown, X. C. 

Wharton, T. E., Whitsett, X. C. 
Young, F. E., Clinton, S. C. Yount, E. H., Xewton, X. C. 

Croaker, W. S., Columbus, N. C. 
Dennison, a. S., Xew Bern, X". C. 


History of the Class of 1905. 

ON the fifth of September ujoi, there assembled on the Davidson campus 
one of the largest and most promising classes in the history of the 
College. We were met at the depot by the Y. M. C. A. Reception Com- 
mittee and welcomed very cordially indeed. Unfortunately, the hospitality shown 
us by this committee was offset by the reception given us by the Sophs, on the 
ensuing night. The harrowing tale of Mary and her little lamb was in every 
Freshman's mouth, and the College walls resounded with the pathetic strains of 
" Home, Sweet Home." 

Under these circumstances, we deemed it unwise to attempt any organization 
whatever. When, however, the gro.sser sensibilities of our tormentors had 
become satiated by our weird performances, and our fears had somewhat abated, 
we held a class meeting and elected the following officers : Shemwell, President ; 
Barksdale, Vice-President ; Wyman, Secretary and Treasurer ; Campbell, His- 
torian. The following yell was adopted : 

Boo-la-ra ! Boo-la-ra ! Wah-hoo-wah ! 

Facere sine jactantia ; 

Purple and Gold, Koka loo Kive ! 

Vive la ! Vive la ! Nineteen Five ! 

We immediately lined up in front of the College building and defiantly 
hurled our battle-cry into the very teeth of our opponents and — ran ! 

Nearly all our boys belong to one of the literary societies. Each one .seems 
to take a deep interest in the work required of him ; and so far all show marked 
progress in literary acquirements. 

In athletics we have done fairly well. On the College football team we 
were represented by three men, and four on the scrub team. We will doubtless 
have two or three men on the baseball team this spring ; and our material for 
representation on Athletic Day is promising. 

With this brief account, I shall conclude the attempted history of our class, 
trusting that, though we may not reach preeminence during our college or busi- 
ness life, or rise to the lofty heights of oratory, poetry, or philosophy, we may 
nevertheless be stimulated to press ever forward to higher and better things, per- 
forming our duty with scrupulous fidelity, ever believing in the motto, " Facere 
sine jactantia." 


The Fresh. 

A green-looking Fresh, came on the hill, 

And to the Bursar paid his bill ; 

Then essayed he fortli new things to see, 

And wondered how such things could be. 

He saw old Project and heard him gas 

Of high-toned boys and window-glass ; 

He heard little Dickie talking Dutch, 

And wondered why he talked so much ; 

He saw bland Tommy, and feared a drouth 

Until he ope'd his luscious mouth ; 

Then Puss told him a splendid joke 

About old Noah and his famous boat ; 

Bill Joe's appearance gave him a shock, 

But he didn't stop to laugh or mock ; 

Dandy Jim's kind smile, so broad and sweet. 

Was in joyous accord with his graceful feet. 

Wondering, he saw Long John go by, 

Amazed that men could grow so high. 

Then went he over to buy some books, 

But fled in dismay at old Wooley's looks. 

Down the crowded street he rushed in a hurry, 

And ran into the arms of good Doctor Currie. 

This kind gentleman quieted his fears. 

Soothed his excitement and dried up his tears. 

Galloped him to market on his broad, spacious knee. 

Now that F"resh. is as happy as a Freshman can be. 


Nestling at the lily's breast, 

Tiny, sunlit drop of dew — 
May the one that I love best 

Be as fair as you : 

Near to earth ivithout earth's taint. 
As you in your cup of pearl ; 

Not an angel or a saint — 
Just a pure, true girl. 

From the -world that round her lies, 
fathering nothing but the sweet ; 

IFith that light caught from the skies. 
Making life complete : 

Fair and pure and sweet and good. 
Blessing all around, and blest — 

Such a one is she I would 
Choose to love the best. 

William Gilmer Perry. 



Medical Class Directory. 


R. M. KixG . President 

J. M. BoYCE Vice-President 

C. E. McLean vSecretarj^ and Treasurer 

Colors : Motto : 

Red and White. Mens sana in corpore sano. 


Contre coup ! Mump.s and Croup ! 

Smallpox scar ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 

Red and White on Rods and Cones. 

N. C. M. C. Skull and Bones. 

Y. M. 0. A. 

D. S. George President 

P. B. Hall \'ice-President 

C. A. Baird ... Secrelarj- and Treasurer 


A. A. McFadyen Captain 

H. S. MuNROE Manager 


J. M. BoYCE, Chief 
M. M. CALD^YELL C. E. McLean 

J. F. La\-ton J. C. Wright 


Medical Class Roll. 

L. C. Adams, North Carolina 
C. A. Baird, North Carolina A. E. Billings, North Carolina 

H. E. Bowman, North Carolina 
W. H. Boone, North Carolina R. H. Bradford, Nortli Carolina 

J. M. BoYCE, South Carolina 
J. A. Brewin, Mass chusetts M. V. Burrx'S, North Carolina 

M. M. Caldwell, North Carolina 
N. P. COPPEDGE, North Carolina L. J. Coppedge, North Carolina 

W. N. D ALTON, North Carolina 
J. A. DowD, North Carolina A. B. Funduburk, North Carolina 

D. S. George, North Carolina 
P. B. Hall, North Carolina J. A. Hardin, North Carolina 

I. F. Hicks, North Carolina 
H. H. Hodgin, North Carolina R. M. Jetton, North Carolina 

W. A. Jetton, North Carolina 
H. W. Judd, Virginia J. W. Jones, North Carolina 

P. E. Jones, North Carolina 
J. T. Justice, North Carolina T. G. Kell, North Carolina 

L. R. KiRKPATRiCK, South Carolina 
R. M. King, North Carolina J. F. Layton, North Carolina 

J. P. Matheson, North Carolina 
J. Q. Myers, North Carolina H. S. Munroe, North Carolina 

H. M. Montgomery, North Carolina 
J. R. McCrackin, North Carolina D. C. McIntyre, North Carolina 

A. A. McFayden, North Carolina 
R. O. McLeod, North Carolina C. E. McLean, South Carolina 

J. W. McLean, North Carolina 
A. B. McQueen, North Carolina E. W. Phifer, North Carolina 

T. J. Profitt, North Carolina 
H. C. Salmon, North Carolina J. J. Stewart, North Carolina 

J. A. SiSK, North Carolina 
W. F. Smith, North Carolina L. C. Skinner, North Carolina 

T. H. Strohecker, North Carolina 
W. L Taylor, North Carolina H. A. Varner, North Carolina 

S. M. Withers, North Carolina 

J. C. Wright, North Carolina J. R. Young, North Carolina 

E. M. Yount, North Carolina 


Statistics for Quips and CranKs. 

Medical College. 

Average age, 24. Height, 5 feet, 10 inches. Weight, 157. Size of shoe, 7. 

Hat, 7>8. Collar, i^yi. 
Hours of study per day, 6. Books read, 7. 

Color of eyes : Blue, 33 per cent.; grey, 40 per cent.; brown, 27 per cent. 
Color of hair : Light, 17 per cent.; brown, 50 per cent.; black, 30 per cent.; red, 

3 per cent. 
Favorite games : Cards, football, tennis. 

Favorite study : Practice, Physiology, Materia Medica, in order named. 
Favorite Professor : Munroe, 70 per cent.; Houston, 16 per cent.; Maxwell, 14 

per cent. 
Favorite style of literature : Fiction first, Poetry second. 
Favorite authors ; Scott first, Longfellow second. 
45 per cent, smoke ; 33 per cent, chew ; 50 per cent, swear ; 27 per cent, use 

intoxicants ; 27 per cent, wear glasses. 
Yearly expenses at College, $250.00. 
Hours of exercise per day, i yi . 
Time of retiring, 1 1 :30. 
Ugliest man, Coppedge, L. J. 
Handsomest man, Kirkpatrick, Taylor (tie). 
Fattest man, Jones. 
Leanest man. Skinner. 
Wittiest man, Kell. 
Biggest liar, Judd. 
Heaviest eater, Salmon. 
Greatest bore, Coppedge, L. J. 
Most popular man, Matheson. 
Most intellectual man, Hicks. 
Greenest man, Myers. 
Biggest Loafer, Brewin. 


I,aziest man, King. 

Cheekiest man, Burrus. 

Most boastful man, King. 

Most influential man, Munroe. 

Best man morally, George. 

All-'round athlete, Caldwell. 

Best football player, Caldwell. 

Best baseball player, Kirkpatrick. 

Biggest lady-killer, Montgomery. 

Most conceited man. King. 

Hardest student, Dowd. 

Best writer, tie between Coppedge, N. P., and Munroe. 


Senior Medical Class. 


E. M. YouNT President 

L. C. Skinner Vice-President 

W. I. Taylor . Secretary and Treasurer 

H. S. MuNROE Historian 

A. B. McQueen ... Prophet 

Colors : Motto : 

Pink and Green. Fidelis ad Urnam. 


Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Pink and Green ! 
Aconite root, Calabar bean ! 

C. C. P. P. D. Q. 

N. C. M. C. 1902 ! 


W. H. Boone J. A. Dowd I. F. Hicks 


J. p. Matheson J. R. McCrackin J. W. McLean 

A. B. McQueen H. S. Munroe 

E. W. Phifer J. A. SiSK h. C. Skinner 

T. H. Strohecker W. I. Taylor 

S. M. Withers E. McD. Yount , J. R. Young 





Senior Class History. 

THE history of a class of men who are just in the beginning of professional 
life seems out of place. Judging from the past might make the future 
seem gloomy for some of us ; and different from the bright record that we 
all wish. There is an old adage, however, that '" large trees from small acorns 
grow," so if any of the men of 1902 should have an individual history as insig- 
nificant as that of the little acorn, that does not prove that he will not some day 
tower above his fellow trees in the great forest of his profession. 

Our class is composed of eighteen men. Being associated together in thf 
study of human bodies, in health and in, in life and in death, we have cer- 
tainly become acquainted with each other as thoroughly as we could possibly be. 
But with all this knowledge of both our gross and minute anatomy, we are not 
yet able to read minds and judge just what impressions have been made, nor 
what each would consider the most important events for historical note. One 
might suggest a vivid picture of the dissecting hall, with its ghastly aspects and 
peculiar aroma ; another would wish us to make mention of the large, cumber- 
some text-books and long lectures ; while to others the growing of mustaches and 
whiskers, and various other diversions from the ordinary routine of student life 
would seem the most important part of his College days. 

Aside from the serious part of our development — the moral, mental, and 
physical — our history could be filled up entirely with Judd's marvelous tales, 
Matheson's jokes, or Skinner's Swiss conversations. It could be made very 
interesting by describing in detail Strohecker's sermon on the typhoid bacillus ; 
Phiter's Regal Shoe epidemic ; Dr. Sisk's discovery of the site of seeing with his 
method of heali7ig a heel ; Boone's preparation, financially, fo the Medical 
Board(ers); Kirk's differenlial diagnosis of infantile pneumonia ; and Dowd's 


treatise on mania a patu. Hicks's ingenious methods of irrigation of the antrum 
would fill volumes, while Taylor's list of new diseases would make a book of con- 
siderable size ; McQueen's symptoms of love present nothing new and scarcely 
deserve mention, though Yount's prophylastic treatment for such affections is to 
be highly recommended. McLean has shown by repeated experiments the func- 
tions of the vocal cords, and Sam Withers has given an accurate description of 
the functions of the vermiform appendix. 

Lastly, we mention the new hospital, of which our class was the first to take 
charge. It has at all times been a most hospitable place for us to meet and our 
experience there has been very gratifying. 

We might mention scores of other items that would be of interest ; but lor 
fear of making our story too long, we must omit them. 

We now this attempted history with the hope that next year it will 
fall into more competent hands, and that the inspiration for which we have waited 
in vain this night may rest on him. Though what we have written is wander- 
ing and uninteresting, we thank you for having read it, and we sincerely hope 
that even now our motto is applicable to you : 

" Sana mens in corpore sano." 


31 \)^^^^^MouS ^ott-. 


M. D. 

They sat upon the tett-a-tete, 

The lights were burning dim: 

He looked with eyes of love on her, 
><he shot a glance at him. 

" I tliink I need," he VL-ntured bold, 
"A doctor, don't you see? 
For in my heart of hearts, 1 vow 
The pain 's most killing me." 

She brushed aside the wavy liair. 
Threw back a hauglity head : 
" Then, foolish boy, why don't you seek ? 
The world is full," she said. 

" Ah, yes ! l;)ut in this .sickness sore 
No time to lose," said he, 

'' So in the name of Cupid bright 
1 dub you now M. D." 

A roseate blush and drooping eyes 
In silence told the tale. 
" The pain, my dear, has fled," said he ; 
" Your skill can never fail." 

And then, as flicker went the gas. 

He deemed it not amiss 
To claim of this, his own M. D., 

Love's antidote — a kiss. 


SOME old sage has said that coming events cast their shadows before. Realiz- 
ing the truth of this statement, we grasp the telescope of time and, launch- 
ing forth into the boundless realms of space, are borne upon the wings of 
imagination to the planet Mars. From this suidum temotum we turn our pro- 
phetic gaze backward to the earth and perceive an ever-brightening constellation 
of medical luminaries encircling like a halo of dazzling radiance the center of 
their system, the N. C. M. C, from which great source of light their own 
splendor has been derived. It is the Class of 1902. 

H. S. Munroe, returning from a at Edinburgh, Scotland, finds 
that his alma mater has transferred her residence to Charlotte, and is domiciled 
in a stately, brownstone building, where his avuncular relative is still the head of 
the house. Walking up the granite steps he pushes an ivory button. Old Jack 
appears with a sweeping obeisance as Stokes exclaims : " I am one of the clan ! " 
Jack escorts him to the chair of surgery which he fills with his usual ability. 
Knowing that he has crossed the meridian of life, at which period the family, as 
a rule, are extremely anxious to join the throng of Benedicts, he begins hurling 
Cupid's darts thick and fast at the heart of a fair young lassie, who falls a vic- 
tim to his furious onslaught. Clasping her in his arms, we hear him exclaim as 
of yore, " Eureka! " 

Skinner locates at Whiteville, N. C, but only temporarily. He is soon car- 
ried off into a swamp by a gallinipper. Escaping, he captures a bear, with which 
he gives street entertainments, much to the delight of the .small boy and the coon. 
Rising to eminence in his new calling, he journeys abroad with his ursine mate, 
and while touring afoot through darkest Africa he falls into the hands of canni- 

bals, wlio stew him and his bear in the same pot. His death is soon avenged, for 
every member of the tribe dies in the throes of acute indigestion before the echo 
of his last " Hup-ma-ray ! " dies away into silence. 

Withers never joins a labor union, but allies himself with the Society of 
Astute Ananiases, of which he is elected Grand Mogul by unanimous vote. The 
medical profession suffers little at his hands, and when he lays it aside is practi- 
cally as good as new. ' ' How is that ? ' ' 

Boone passes the State Board by a small majority, after which ordeal he 
settles down at Newport News, where he is of great service to suffering humanity, 
especially to sextons and undertakers — " Let me tell you." 

After making some startling discoveries in the chemical world, Dowd pitches 
his tent at Eagle Springs, where he combines the duties of professional with the 
pleasures of social life. He .spends most of his energy in the ballroom, where 
his light fantastic toe is very much in evidence. " Yes, sir ! " 

Hicks, after a skirmish with the Board, gets his license, and then repeats his 
former tours over the United States and Canada. Finally, locating in Eastern 
North Carolina, he wages a hopeless war against the mosquitoes and malaria. 
" Ah, man ! " 

Strohecker, having become interested in Hydrotherapy, purchases the 
Barium Springs, and having tested its cleansing and curing powers by dipping 
into the water (only) seven times in three years, succeeds in convincing the 
world of its value, and the hearts of his friends are gladdened by his cry of 
" Drinks on me, boys ! " 

Sisk goes to India as a medical missionary. We see him traveling up and 
down the Ganges dispensing Te.stamenls and tinctures, riding on the back of a 
hippopotamus, whose life-long devotion he has won by curing it of tuberculosis 

in the la,st stage. " Well, it seems to me " 

Young, the promising pliysician of Mooresville, makes ■]o% on Senior Chem- 
istry, receives his diploma, and goes on his way rejoicing. " Yes." 

Our heart goes out in fraternal sympathy to the mountaineers of Western 
North Carolina, as we see Yount on the South Fork of the Catawba digging 
roots and gathering yarbs for the healing of the nations. 

Kirkpatrick hits the State Board so hard that four men drop out. Aided by 
the prestige thus acquired, he lays siege to the heart of a widow with fourteen 
children and a multitude of mothers-in-law, who soon capitulates. His aptitude 
in diseases of children and the clinical advantages furnished by his family unite 
to make him the most successful specialist in Pediatrics the world has ever seen. 
McCracken saunters back to Crabtree, Haywood County, to look after the 
sick and afflicted. There he learns to his .sorrow that a physician is not without 
practice save in his own county. 

We see standing on the Atlantic sands a tall, handsome old man, gazing list- 
lessly out across the waters. We at once recognize him to be our old friend Tay- 

lor. He has made a specialty of melancholia, has his oifice in the open air, and is 
now waiting on the warm seashore for the arrival of his patients, who soon 
appear in the shape of myriads of mermaids gathering from their caverns in the 
deep to gaze in love-sick adoration on his Jove-like form. " Ah, Ponti." 

Phifer had located at Morganton in the early part of the twentieth century. 
We now see him there standing on the top of the .State Ho.spital, raving over a 
game of football which he imagines is being played below. With the exception 
of these hallucinations he is perfectly quiet and the experts connected with the 
institution have pronounced him harmless, but incurable. 

Under the broad fronds of a palmetto tree we .see the herculean frame of Big 
McLean, with a .song book open on his knee. Accustomed to bealim: time in 
mu.sic. the good doctor has grown more cruel as the years went by, and is now 
continually killing time in the medical profession. 

Matheson, bathing in the surf to refresh himself after his desperate struggle 
with the Examining Board, is swallowed by a whale with a morbid appetite. The 
whale makes a Sabbath day's journey southward, and finding that he had 
ingested more than he could assimilate, swims to the shore and, provoking emesis 
by sticking his tail down his throat, ca;5,ts Mathe.son forth on a sand-bar in South 
Carolina. Here Matheson's wonderful memory for old jokes soon attracts the 
attention of the proprietors of Harter's Medical Almanac, who engage his ser- 
vices as editor-in-chief at an enormous salary. 

Judd, who has an aversion to anything dry, from a prohibition town to a 
lecture on medical ethics, we find, as might be expected, on the bosom of the 
mighty deep. He is sacrificing his life on the altar of his country by serving as 
a surgeon in the United States Navy. His first hygienic innovation was to cut 
down the sailor's grog allowance 50 percent., which he did by appropriaiing it for 
his ow^n use. The result w^as a marked decrease in mortality among Uncle Sam's 
jolly tars. As Mr. Judd possesses, in an eminent degree, the faculty of seeing 
things that are not there, which gift is greatly stimulated by his efforts in behalf 
of other men's sobriety, the "Saturday Blade" will again revel in startling 
accounts of " Horrible Monsters, as Seen by Our Special Correspondent on board 
the United States Warship Temperance." " It 's up to you. " 


Joshcm's Mixture. 

A Magical, Pagical, Tragical, Chemical Compound of Yarbs and Simples. 

(To be taken cum grano sa/is.) 

September 5th. — School opened under very unfavorable conditions — with a 
heterogeneou-i mass of sand-hill clod-hoppers, Scotch clansmen, mountain feud- 
ists, etc., and Myers sixty miles away. 

September loth. — Advent of Myers, who at once took charge. 
After his matriculation the Faculty hold a meeting and decide 
that they have undertaken to disprove the law of the conserva- 
^ tion of matter, by making something out of nothing. 

Joshem. — " Going to the lecture on Hamlet, McQueen ? " 
McQueen ( scornfully). — " No ; I 'm better posted on Hamlet 

than that man. Why, I don't live more than twenty miles from 


O. P. (in Bible Class). — " Can you name one of the fallen angels? " 
The Bright Youth (confidently). — " Yes, sir ; Michael." 

Our good friend K. is sick today 

Because he never knew, 
And drank in C, He O, 
• A trace of O H,. 

" Mr. McFadyen, how would you remove a leech ? " 
" I would sprinkle salt on its tail." 

I^\ W 

W.\NTED. — A hairbfush — Big Un. Hair to brush. 


Speaking of last year's captain, ' Why," said the Freshman, "I knew he 
played football, but I never heard of his captivity." 

" What is the first thing to do in holding an autopsy ? " asked Dr. Maxwell. 
" Well," replied ^sculapius the Second, " I think it would be advisable to 
anesthetize the patient." 

Wanted. — One hundred hound pups. — McLeod. 

After repeated tests in the club laboratory, it has been 
*- , , thoroughly established that Salmon is bivalent towards bis- 
■<,X\ cuits — in other words, he always combines with twice his own 
■ i"!^ weight. 

For yet another toll the bell — 

'T was Judd who sent him through- 
For what Judd thought Hg CI 

Was Hg CI,. 

Wanted. — A sewing machine for suturing wounds. — The Living Wonder 
FROM Alleghany. 

A case is reported in which Burrus made a post-mortem examination and 
found the patient doing as well as could be expected. 

Suppose you know how Montgomery's head demonstrates 
his piety ? Not a hair's breadth between him and heaven. 

Why are the. N. C. M. C. students patriotic ? Because 
they believe in the Munroe doctorin'. 

Dr. Monroe (in Phy.siology). — " These cells do not stain readily during the 
intervals of digestion (sneezes). What is the explanation of that, Mr. 
Varner ? ' ' 

" I think it 's a sign you 've got a bad cold, Doctor," answered Varner, with 



" Doctor," inquired Freshman vSniith, standing his first examination on 
Materia Medica, " Does that 'pledge' there at the bottom mean that a fellow 
must swear he has told all he knows ? ' ' 

" No, Mr. Smith, but that he hasn't told moie than he knows." 

For Sale. — A large assortment of old bottles — all sizes up 
to a gallon. — Young-Man-Who-Llsps. 

" Yes," said the Freshman, " Dr. Harding's lecture was 
mighty interesting. He told us about a man with a magic cloak 
which rendered him abominable with the exception of one place 
on his .shoulder." 

" What is Arthrectomy of the knee-joint ? " 

" I think," was Elisha's answer, "it is what we commonly call knock - 



Cow horn 
Dog hair 
Leather scraps 
Rubber shoe-soles 


M. Ft. in partes aeguales No. iv 

Sig. To be burned as a deodorant when Stokes Munroe starts 
in on third week with the same old cheroot. 

Wanted. — A " reserved seat " and a text-book. — Wr ght. 

Maurice was helping ( ? ) in the drug store while the Pharmacy Class was sick. 

" Got any eye-goggles? " inquired a country customer. 

After a frantic search among the bottles, Maurice stated that he could find 
all kinds of throat gargles, but none for the eye. " However," he assured the 
would-be purcha.ser, " I '11 have Stokes to mix j'ou up .some when he gets back " 

Dr. Maxwell has made some epoch-marking discoveries in the course of his 
histological researches. Among other things he has identified the specific germ 
which causes laziness, culture furnished by King. He claims to have located 
the germ of beauty in a cast-off epithelial cell found on Jim Stewart's razor. 
The origin of the cell is rather in doubt, as Jim had loaned the razor to Justice a 
few days previous. 

He Couldn't Have Meant It. 

He was addressinf? the large and attentive class in Soph. Chem- 
istry on the nitrification of soil by the all-pervading micro-organism. 
Profiting by the opportunity to point a moral, he vociferated in tones 
that might have disturbed the sleepers on which the floor is laid, and 
with gestures which jeopardized the apparatus : 

" Gentlemen, you will find that in human affairs, as in all others, 
the are the least important. It is only the silent and unob- 
trusive worker who counts ! ' ' 

Freshman (to Little Coppedge). 
\'/ gist fulfil this prescription ? " 

-"Now. will just any drug- 

It is an ordinary occurrence to see the gallant Jetton overhaul- 
ing some daring thief who is making off with ihe drug store's fire 
and burglar-proof .safe. 

Wanted. — To hire a reliable weather prophet. — Phifer. 

Some of us masticate the weed. Brewin has saved enough tags 
to pay his tuition. McQueen has got a rubber blanket and a new pair 
of pants by sending 3,000 "Kites" to the manufacturers, while 
Bowman exchanges them for groceries, and hopes to have enough left 
over in May to get a grand piano. And there are others. 

And Brewin Looked LiKe a Punctured NicKel.* 

Dr. Munroe was quizzing in Physiology on Animal Heat. "Now, Mr. 
Mclntyre. can you think of any other way in which the heat of the body 
escapes ? ' ' 

" In the spit," announced Mclntyre, after considerable 

The erudite profes.sor meditated in tun.. Then he fished 
out the largest piece of chalk in the box, his deep-set eyes light- 
ing up with joy as he unexpectedly discovered a fragment almost 
as big as a buck-shot. Wading over to the blackboard he turned 
before he renewed the long-stai ding test of endurance between his finger nails 
and the wall, and said slowly, " I don't think that would apply, Mr. Mclntyre, 
to any one except medical students." 


Wanted. — An anthropoid ape, to finish out a pair. Would 
like it answer to name of Budd, as Coppedge wishes to embalm 
them in immortal rhyme. — Hicks. 

Speaking of microscopy, Burrus asserts to a skeptical crowd 
that he has succeeded in locating Adams's intellect, by using the 
high-power lens, but was unable to make a successful drawing, as the image was 
too small to show up any detail. 

And Josh declares that you can easily demonstrate with the low power that 
L,ayton's conscience is composed entirely of elastic tissue. 

Dr. Maxwell, though using a y'^ oil immersion lens, has confessed his inability 
to discover any chance whatever for a majority of the Seniors to pass the vState 

Hodgin, having purchased his first pair of patent leather 
Royals, cuts classes for three days in order to admire them to 
his satisfaction 

Caldwell's right auricular appendage is badly inflamed. 
It was twisted by a slightly inebriated individual who mistook 
him for one of the street lamps. 

King thinks Anesthetics are the greatest drugs in the 
whole range of Materia Medica. Oh, 
Dr. King ! Dear Dr. King ! 

May loth. — Experiment 13 (writ- 
ten up in sadness by Dr. J. P. M.): 
Apparatus— N. C. M. C. 
Material — Senior Class. 
Object — To make Physicians. 
Result — Failure. 


Cross Section, of lntisUna.1 Vcilus 

Varner—J-^/S' model. 

KzW-HIS' model. 



tting alo 

the littk 10 

sat long ago; 
•ithout, on the fn 
Falleth the cold, pure snow 


I know not why my thoughts shout 
To that hour long passed away, 

When the purple twUight softly fell 
At the close of a summer dav. 

The breath of the roses floated in 

Through the casement, opened wide. 

And there, on the low, broad window-seat. 

We two sat side bv side. 

Wc sat and talked as children will, 

Of the days that were to be, 
Of the wondrous fortunes, sw.-ct and strange. 

That should come to v.m and me. 

A prince, you said, horn over the s 
Was coming to clasp your hand, 

With silks and jewels, and laces ra 
From his palace in Fairyland. 

He should have a noble, manly form. 
And a flashing, hazel eye, 
* And oh!" you cried, '* he shall lov 
That for me he would d. re to die ! 

But I tliought a noble, manly heart 
Would better than beauty be. 

And I 'd rather far he whom 1 loved 
Should live, than die for me. 

And still we talked, while from earth and sky 

Faded the evening light. 
And one by one the quiet stars 

Came out in the balmy night. 

Ah, well ! your laces are rich and rare ; 

No jewels could brighter be 
Than those that gleam on your slender hands;- 

But the hero came to me ' 

Yes, he passed you by, with 

And vour eyes like 
And he clasped my small brown hand in his 

As he murmered, "1 love but thee." 

Then mv heart sang out in a wild, strange jo 
"The jewels may be for you, 

childish dreams. 

But the sweetest of 
For me, has unsoi 

I hear th; sound of his coming feet ; 

He is calling, and I must go. 
While ever, without, on the frozen earth, 

Falleth the cold, pur_* snow. 


Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

North Carolina Theta. 


Flower : Violet. Colors : Old Gold nnd Royal Purple. 

fratres in facxjltate. 

Professor John L. Dougl.\s 
Dr. J. P. MuNROE Dr. James M. Douglas 

Professor Archibald Curry 

fratres in urbe. 

Henry Stokes Munroe Edwin W. Phifer 


Peter Gallard Gourdin, '02 Kingstree, S. C. 

James Wilson McConnell, '02 McConnellsville, S. C. 

John Howard McLelland, '03 Mooresville, N. C. 

Arthur Ladson Mills, '03 Greenville, S. C. 

James Wharey Curry, '04 Davidson, N. C. 

Charles Arthur Cornelson, '04 Orangeburg, S. C. 

Robert George McAliley, '04 Chester, S. C. 

Mortimer Lacy McKinnon, '04 Hartsville S. C. 

Graham Alford McNair, '04 Hartsville, S. C. 

Joel Smith Morse, '04 Abbeville, S. C. 

Benjamin Gass Team, '04 Camden, S. C. 

Thomas King Curry, '05 Davidson, S. C. 

James Chesley McCaskill, '05 Maxton, N. C. 

Martin Luther McLean, '05 Maxton, N. C. 


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Beta Thcta Pi Fraternity. 

Phi Alpha Chapter. 

Established in 185S as I'lii of Beta Thota Pi ; reestablished in 1881 as Sword and 

Shield Cliapter of JMystie Seven ; united with Beta Theta Pi in 

1889, becoming Phi Alpha. 


William Joseph Martin, Jr., M. D , Pli. D. 


Palmer Clisby DuBose Rukus Reid ■Morrison 

William Waddell Arrowood Robert Dale Baffin, Jr. 

William Holt Kirkp.^trick; James Aldrich Wytar 


Joseph Archibald Cannon Warner Harrington DuBose 

Augustus Alexander McLean 


Edwin Bruce Irwin Montgomery Craig 

James Angus Finlaysox, Jr. Robert Rufner Hall 

Dudley William McIver Benjamin Franklin Wyman 

medical col,lege. 


L.\WRENCE Randolph Kirkpatrick James Ple.\sant Mathesox 

Colors : Pink and Blue. Flower : Rose. 

Active Chapters, Sixty- four. Alumni Chapters, Thirty-five. 



Kappa Sigma. 

Delia Chapter. 

Colors : Old Gold, Peacock Blue, Maroon. 


RuFo McAiiis FiTZPATKicK A.sheville, North Carolina 


Joel Smith Bailey Greenwood, South Carolina 

John Fr.\nk Gorrell ' ' Greensboro, North Carolina 

Wilson Plumer Mills Camden, South Carolina 


Pendleton Bernard Fetzer Concord, North Carolina 

TsCHAKNER HARRINGTON' DeG K.\Fi-ENR lED . . Yorkville, Soutli Carolina 


John Hugh Barksdale Greenwood, South Carolina 

Henry Elliot Rukf Rock Hill, South Carolina 

Dermot Shemwell A.slieville, North Carolina 

William Taliaferro Thompson Washington, D. C. 


Milton Morris Caldweli Concord, North Carolina 

Richard Morrison King Concord, North Carolina 


Charles Lester Gkey Davidson, North Carolina 

Miles Co.stin Wood Uavid.son, North Carolina 



Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. 

Beta Chapter. 


Colors : Old Gold and Garnet. Flower : Lily of the Valley. 

fratres in urbe. 
Professor Robert H. Lafferty 

active members. 
Thomas P. Bagley, '02 ... . 
John Wilson McKay, '03 ... . 

William Sanford Patterson, '03 
Robert Hammond Adams, '04 ... 

Natt. Taylor Wagner, '04 . . . 
George M. Wilcox, '04 .... 

Richard Thomas Gillespie, '04 . . . 
Raven Ivor McDavid, '05 . 


William N. Dalton 

P. A. Stough 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Mayesville, S. C. 

Winston-Salem, X. C. 

. Laurens, vS. C. 

. Asheville, N. C. 

Elberton, Ga. 

. Rock Hill, S. C. 

Woodville, S. C. 

Win.ston-Saleni, N. C. 


Kappa Alpha. 

Colors : Crimson and Old Gold. 

prater in facultate. 
Thomas Perrin Harrison, Ph. D. 


Thomas Peck Sprunt Charleston, vSoiith Carolina 

Francis Mitchell Rogers Winston, North Carolina 

Henry Alan Johnston Norfolk, Virginia 

Robert Simpson Johnston Norfolk. Virginia 


Charles Albert Van Ness Charlotte, North Carolina 

Thomas Johnston Hutchinson . Rock Hill, South Carolina 

Frank Killian Spratt Chester, South Carolina 


Augustus Seymour Dennison New Bern, North Carolina 


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REV. J. B. SHEARER, D. D., LL. D. 



Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., LL. D. 

THE editors, as representatives of the students of Davidson College, wish 
this page of the Annual to express their appreciation of Dr. Shearer's 
unfailing devotion to the interests of the students and of the College, and 
their admiration of him as a man, as a scholar, and as a Christian. 

John Bunyan Shearer, the eldest son of John A. Shearer, was born July 19, 
1832, in Appomattox Count}^ Virginia. In 1851 he was graduated by Hamp- 
den-Sidney College Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts in 1854, by the Uni- 
versity of Virginia. At the University he was the contemporary and intimate 
friend of such distinguished men as Dinwiddie, Bowman; Broaddus, Taylor, 
Mcllwaine, Nelson, Peters, and Martin. After the regular course in theology at 
Union Seminary, he was called, in 1859, as his first regular pastorate, to Chapel 
Hill, N. C. From Chapel Hill he went in 1862, to a charge in Halifax County, 
Virginia, where, in addition to his preaching, he founded a school which pros- 
pered exceedingly. 

His success as a teacher and financier led to a call in 1870 to the presidency 
of Stewart College, Clarksville, Tennessee. This institution, then without "stu- 
dents, faculty, apparatiis, cabinets, or library," was by his ability as administra- 
tor, financier, and educator, built up until it became the strong and substantial 
Southwestern Presbyterian University. In 1888, Dr. Shearer was called to 
David-son College as President and Professor of Biblical Instruction. These posi- 
tions he filled with eminent ability until June, 1901, when owing to failing 
strength and a desire for time to put his literary work into permanent form, Dr 
Shearer laid down the burdens of the presidency. He still occupies his chair of 
Biblical Instruction, and teaches with all his accustomed energy and enthusiasm. 
During his administration as president the number of students at David.son 
was almost exactly doubled, increasing from eighty-nine to one hundred and 
.seventy-five ; and this fact is only external evidence of the healthy growth of the 
College in influence and in Nor has Dr. Shearer's activity in the 
cause of education been confined to the professor's chair or to the president's 
office. He is the Chairman of the General Assembly's Permanent Committee on 
Church and Christian Education, a cause to which his life has been earnestly 
devoted. He has given ten thousand dollars as an endowment fund to the 
University at Clarksville ; and he has just completed, at an expenditure of about 
the same amount, and turned over to the trustees of Davidson College, the 


Shearer Biblical Hall, a double monument to Dr. vShearer's generosity and to the 
subject of study nearest his own heart. Besides these beneficences, Dr. Shearer 
has contributed largely of his time, wise judgment, and means to the cause of the 
education of women. Red Springs Seminary, the Statesville Female College, and 
the Presbyterian College at Charlotte are in great part the work of his hands. 

Dr. Shearer's life stands for two high and closely related principles : Church 
and Christian Education, and the Bible as a subject of College Instruction. " In 
1870 he planned and executed the idea of making a thorough and comprehensive 
training in the English Bible a necessary part of higher education " — so far as is 
known the first practical and successful application of this idea. 

All who have been benefited by Dr. Shearer, and the number of such is large, 
owe an equal portion of gratitude to his wife, nee Lizzie Gessner. To her the 
Biblical Hall is dedicated. "She has been her husband's best coun.selor and 
inspiration in every good work, and whatever they have done of good each gives 
the other the credit of it all. Not being blessed with children of their own, their 
one thought has been to bless the children of others. ' ' 

This .sketch consists necessarily of mere cold facts. Beneath them there lies 
a story of noble self-denial, of consecrated devotion to lofty ideals, that must be 
an inspiration to all who know Dr. Shearer. As a .scholar, he is exact, thorough, 
and at the same time broad ; as a teacher, singularly gifted with the power of 
impres.sing great truths upon the minds of his students, and of training them to 
think ; as a man, he possesses great business sagacity, and withal a fund of genial 
humor and general information that make him delightful as a companion ; as a 
preacher, clear, logical, cogent, and in the highest and truest sense eloquent He 
is a power making for righteousness, and it is the earnest prayer of all who know 
him that his life may long be spared as a benediction to the world. 


The Pledge of Her Love. 

' ' /"^H, if we flowers would but speak, what stories we could tell," murmured 
I J a faded pink rosebud, lying in a tiny Testament. " Full well do I 
^"^ remember when I first unfolded my petals and looked around me. I 
was the only bud on a bush that grew by the gate of an old Southern home. It 
was a lovely evening in June, and a few pale stars were gazing down at me. 
I was trying to bend my stem so that I could see them better, when I heard 
voices, and a man and a girl stopped beside the gale. 

" He bent down and kissed her lips tenderly, then mounted his and 
rode away. Suddenly two warm, red lips touched my velvety petals. ' Little 
flower,' the maiden whispered, ' I will have to tell you — I could not tell any per- 
son ; little flower, he loves me — he loves me ! Ah, God will help me to lie good 
and pure and lovely, for my love's sake ; and, little flower, no one else shall ever 
touch my lips ! ' and she kissed me again. 

;!; ;|: * * * * 

" The next evening they came again ; and as she told him good-bye (he was 
going to take his place under the banner of Lee), she broke me off the bush 
where I 'd had such a short life, and kissing me, .said ; ' Let me put this in your 
Testament, dear.' 

" As he put the book back into his pocket, he clasped her hand and said : 
' Whenever I am tried or tempted, I shall look at this little rose, and, rcL-alling 
your sweet faith and trust in me, I shall learn to trust my.self.' 

;|; :■; * * * ;K 

" Months went by ; the .soldier-boy had stopped writing to his girl. He 
never opened his Te.stament now to look at me — a silent witness of her love. 

" At last there came a great battle, and when it was over he was left lying 
on the field, his blood staining my faded petals. 

" riiey buried him there under a sentinel-like pine, and one of his comrades 
took the Testament from over his heart and sent it to the lonely girl. 

" When we were handed to her, her eyes were bright with pain. No tears 
had she shed ; for did not people say that her lover had been unfaithful to her ? 

" Very quietly she opened the book, but when she saw me lying between 
two blood-stained pages, she remembered that I had been a pledge of her love 
and faith. Like a summer .shower, her tears gushed forth and fell on my stained 
and faded leaves. 

" Then she ki.ssed me once again, and I knew that her lover was forgiven." 

F. E. G. 

I if) 



Disconsolate, lone, of life almost aweary, 

Kate, dear one, or guiding spirit, if such there be, 

Led my wandering footsteps to thy side. 
In thy pure self my better life I found ; 
My heart for thee with yearning love was filled ; 

In thee I saw my guardian angel, love, my guide. 




/^ver the lake we float adream — 

My beautiful one and 1 — 
The night adream on the face of earth, 

The moon adream in the sky. 
The nightbird croons to his mate adream 

In the dreamy trees above ; 
1 whisper low, "My beautiful one. 

There 's nothing true but love." 
P. T. 1. 

Library Organization. 

Thomas P. Harrison, Chairman 


P. C. DuBosE 

H. Johnston 

J. S. RowK 


R. T. CoiT 

W. W. Arrowood 



The Davidson College Magazine. 


Robert T. Coit, N. C, Phi. 


J. W. McCONNELL, S. C, Eu 
W. P. Mii.i.s, S. C, Eu. S. E. HoDGKS, N. C, Phi. 

H. H. C.-VLDWELL, N. C , Phi. 
D. W. Richardson, S. C, Eu. R. D. Baffin, Fla., Eu- 

A. R. McQueen, N. C, Phi. 


Reed Smith, S. C, Eu. W. M. Walsh, N. C, Phi. 

A. A. CuRRiE, N. C. 

P. G. GouRDiN, S. C, Eu. J. H. McLelland, N. C, Phi. 


R. T. CoiT, '02 President 

D. W. Richardson, '02 Vice-President 

W. P. Mills, '03 Secretary 

S. IC. Hodges, '02 Treasurer 


R. T. CoiT Chairman 

D. W. Richardson J. H. McLelland 

S. E. Hodges W. P. Mills J. S. Rowe A. E. Spencer 


D. W. Richardson Chairman 

E. D. Kerr W. M. Dunn H. A. Knox 

J. W. McConnell J. S. Bailey, Jr. 

W. P. Mills H. F. Beaty S. E. Hodges 

R. D. Dickson J. H. McLelland C. W. Allison 


S. E. Hodges W. P. Mills R. D. Dickson 

A. E. Spencer J. H. McLelland D. W. Richardson 

H. H. Caldwell S. E. Hodges W. W. Bain 

J. S. RowE R. R. Morrison 

J. H. McLelland H. G. McDowell A. R. McQueen 

W. M. Dunn R. R. Morrison W. S. Patterson 

J. A. Ratcliff L. W. McPherson J. B. Stimpson 

M. L. McKinnon E. B. Carr 



Sweet are the hours I spend with thee, 
As fieetint^; the moments pass ; 

Each dearer than the one before : 
The dearest is the last. 

Sweet are the thoughts ot love and thee, 
That, lingering, charm me still ; 

The mystic spell of human love 
That binds the human will. 

Sweet are the hours I spend with thee, 
As fleeting the moments pass ; 

Each one a lasting memory : 
The dearest is the last. 




Davidson College Athletic Association. 


John S. Rowe President 

J. A. Wyman Vice-President 

T. J. Hutchinson Secretary and Treasurer 

J. W. McCoNNELL, Manager M. M. Caldwell, Captain 


F. K. Spratt, Manager J. S. Bailey, Captain 

W. M. Dunn, Manager J. A. Wyman, Captain 


W. R. Clegg, '02 R. R. MoKKisoN, '02 

W. H. Kirkpatrick, '03 J. A. Cannon, '04 

J. H. McLelland, '03 N. T. Wagner, '04 

T. J. Hutchinson, '04 J. A. Wyman, '03 

J. A. Mawhinney, '05 J. N. Campbell, '05 

J. A. Brewin 


Athletic Records. 

Pole Vault lo feet, lo inches 

Makcellus Wooten, '96. 

Hammer Throw 117 feet 

D. K. Pope, 'g6. 

Hurdle (120 yards) 16 1-5 seconds 

J. A. Steele, '98. 

One Hundred Yards 10 seconds 

H. C. Reid, '94. 

Two Hundred and Twenty Yards 23 4-5 seconds 

O. J. HuiE, '01. 

Four Hundred and Forty Yards 51 1-5 seconds 

H. .S. Rekd, '95 ; J. A. Steele, '96. 

Half Mile 2 minutes, 18 2-5 seconds 

O. J. HuiE, '01. 

One Mile 5 minutes, 5 seconds 

H. C. Reid, '97. 

Mile Relay 3 minutes, 28 seconds 

Class 1900, '97. 

Baseball Throw 333 feet 


Shot Put 39 feet, 5 inches 

A. D. YONAN, '00. 

Long Jump ... 22 feet 

Marcellus Wooten, '96. 

High Jump 5 feet, 9 1-2 inches 

R. H. M. Brown, '94. 


McCONNELL, Manager 
Caldwell, Captain Brewin, Coach 


RowE Taylor 

Klo 1711 

Mann Fetzer 

17') ' l'-«i 

McFadyen Caldwell 

Ki.-, us 

Kirki'atrick, W. Wyjl'^n, J. A. 

1411 14S 


141) IW) 






Wyman, B. 


Johnston, R. 

Football 1901. 

October 4 — 

at Davidson, N. C, Guilford, o; Davidson, 24 

October 19 — 

at Davidson, N. C, North Carolina Military Academy, o; Davidson, 23 

October 26 — 

at Charlotte, N. C, University of North Carolina, 6; Davidson, o 

October 30 — 

at Columbia, S. C, South Carolina College, 5 ; Davidson, 12 

November 16 — 

at Athens, Ga., University of Georgia, 6; Davidson, 16 

November — 

at Raleigh, N. C, North Carolina A. and M. College, 27 ; Davidson, 6 


Baseball Team. 

J. A. Brkwin . ^ 

t. K. Spkatt 

T e „. Manager 

J. S. Bailey ... r. ■ 



U Hailey,J..S. 

\\ ilco.x. 


IJe (iraffenried 




Wyman, J. A. 




Morrison, R. Clegg, 

Smith, W. L. 


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Tennis Association. 


R. M. FiTzi'ATKiCK Presidem 

\V. R. KiKKi'ATKiCK \"ice-Presideiit 

H. A. Johnston Secretary and Treasurer 


Ratcliff Mills, \V. P. Thompson, M. A. 

Wyman, B. F. Rowan 

RowK McDowell, C. E. Parkkr 

Bailey, J. S. Caldwell, M. M. 

Hall Thompson, W. T. Gokkell 

RosEBRo Hodges 


Mandolin and Guitar Club. 

W. L. Smith 


Business Manager 
Thomas P. Bagley 

Natt. T. Wagner 

T. P. Bagley 
Ralp. Helper 

M. Maxwell 
T. H. DeGraffenried 
N. T. Wagner 

W. I. Taylor 

W. L. Smith 

A. E. Spencer 


Glee Club 1901-02. 

A. E. Spexcer Leader 


J. W. McLean \V. H. Kirkpatrick D. W. McIver 

P. P. Bkowx J. S. Baii.ev 



W. E. Cooper M. A. Thompson 


A. R. McQueen N. T. Wagner 

W. L. Smith A. E. vSpencer 

Life is love, 

And love is delightful life ; 

But life is strife, 

Even with a delightful wife. 





M O H In^ "l'^ 

A. E. Spencer Leader 

P. P. Brown 
P. S. Easi.ey 
D. W. McIvER 



J. S. Morse 
W. B. vSmith 


J. B. Stimpson 

J. W. McLain 

A. C. Boney 

M. A. Thompson 

N. T. Wagner 


A. R. Harrison 

A. K. Spencer 

T. P. Sprxtnt 

W. E. Cooper 

W. W. Arrowood 


W. E. Smith 



R. T. CoiT, '02 





C. W. Allison, '04 W. W. Arrowood, '03 

J. F. GoRRELL, '03 N T. Wagner, '04 


J. S. Bailey, '03 R. D. Baffin, '03 

R. S. Johnston, '03 J. S. Morse, '04 



Junior Speaking. 


Friday, February 21, 7:30 P. M. 




J. L. Anderson, Reidville, South Carolina A National Loss 

VV. W. Arkawood, Bethel, South Carolina "The Riilinir Passion" 

J. S. Hailkv, Greenwood, South Carolina . . . Social Equality 

H. F. Beatv, Mooresville, North Carolina "A Riot in the Scutcheon" 

L. A. Bennett, Highland, Florida The Parcels Post 


\V. J. Blake, Abbeville, South Carolina America's Pedigree 

F. V. Brown, Newton, North Carolina The Man Hehind the Plow 

H. H. Caldwell, Harrisburg, North Carolina The True South 

Saturday, February 22, 11 A. M. 



VV. J. Dunn, Jacksonhani, South Carolina The Mission of Cnrsus 

J. F. (ioRRELL, Greensboro, North Carolina Patriotism 

H. A. Johnston, Norfolk, Virginia The Age of Chivalry is not Dead 

R. S. Johnston, Norfolk, Virginia . Mozart 

\V^ H. KiKKl'ATRiCK, Blackstock, South Carolina Edgar .Ulan Toe 


H. A. Knox, Oak Forest, North Carolina Pfg A^rho/a 

H. G. McDowell, Asheville, North Carolina Savaiwro/a 

J. H. McLelland, Mooresville, North Carolina Ui Imperative Dii/y 

H. E. McMuKRAV, Mint Hill, North Carolina. . . J)f;/ioir,uy in tlu- Xineteenth Cciitiiiv 


Saturday, February 22, 7:30 P. M. 






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A. ' 




McQueen, Carthage, North Carolina 

Mills, Greenville, South Carolina 

Mills, Camden, South Carolina. 
Patterson, Winston-Saleni, North Carolina. . . 
Rogers, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. . . 


/'//(■ /-'ii/i- of h'iiiffs 

■ Y'/u- Field for the Specialist 

. The Spirit of Coiiiuiercialisin 

■ . Teachings from E.yample 

.1 merica' s Snpremacy 

RoSEBRo, Cleveland, North Carolina 
.Sl'RUNT, Charleston, South Carolina. 
Thompson, Davidson, North Carolina 
WvMAN, Aiken, South Carolina. . . . 

.... The Fiiti/rc of Cnlia 

Politics 7's. Justice 

The Infhience of .Xatnre 

. The Territorial Policy of the L ^nitcl States 





Senior Speaking. 


Friday, March 28, 8 P. M. 




T. P. BA(iLEV, Wilmington, North Carolina Is Crime Increasing? 

W. R. Cleg(;, Carthage, North Carolina The Decatknce of England 

R. T. CoiT, Salisbury, North Carolina Sit Lux 

P. C, DuBosE, Soiichow, China The Grand Old .Man of the Orient 


R. M. FiTZPATRiCK, Asheville, North Carolina The First .Martyr President 

P. G. GoURDlN, Kingstree, North Carolina Xo/desse Oblige 

S. E. HoutiES, Charlotte, North Carolina 7 I'indieation 


Saturday, March 29, 8 P. M. 



J. W. McCoNXELL, McConnell.sville, North Carolina A Suggested Solution 

R. R. Morrison, Shelby, North Carolina Bismarck 

D. W. Richardson, Davidson, North Carolina The World Beautiful 

J. S. Rowe, Conover, North Carolina European Supremacy 


Roy RosEMAN, Lincolnton, North Carolina Tolstoi 

A. E. Spencer, Gainesville, Florida A Plea for Music 

W. S. WiLHEL.M, South River, North Carolina Success 


German Clvb. 


H. A. Johnston President 

J. S. Morse Vice-President 

T. P. Bagley Secretary and Treasurer 



Caldwell, M 

Johnston, R. 


Mills, A. L. 






Wyman, B. 


McLean, P. 





IN securing the following statistics, printed questions were furnished to each 
member of the student body with the request that he answer them accu- 
rately and conscientiously. The following results show the characteristics of 
the students and their opinion concerning the Faculty and the College in general. 

AfiE — Average, twenty years. 

Height — Average, 5 feet 8i inches. 

Weight — Average, 140 pounds. 

Size of Shoe — Average, number seven. 

Size of Hat — Average, number seven. 

Size of Collar— Average, number fifteen. 

Hours Spent Daily in Study— Average, four and three-quarter hours. 

Number of Prayers Missed per Month— Average, five. 

Number Books Read per Year— Average, twenty-one. 

C(;lor of Eyes— Grey, thirty per cent.: brown, twenty-si.x per cent.; blue, eighteen per cent.; 

black, twenty-six per cent. 
CciLOK of Hair— Brown, forty-two per cent.: black, thirty-four per cent.; light, twenty-one 

per cent.: red, three per cent. 
Favorite Game— Football, thirty per cent.: baseball, twenty-one per cent.; cards, twenty- 
one per cent. : tennis, nineteen per cent.; caroms, five per cent.: checkers, four per 

Favorite Study— Mathematics, English, Chemistry, three receiving greatest number of votes. 
Most Boring Study— English, Greek, Mathematics, Latin,— four receiving greatest number 

of votes. 
Favorite Professor— Grey, thirty-five per cent.: Dr. Douglas, eighteen per cent.: Professor 

Douglas, nineteen per cent.; Dr. Shearer, eleven per cent.; Harrison, Harding, 

Martin, Currie, seventeen per cent., scattered. 
Favorite Style of Literature— Fiction, ninety per cent.; historical novels, ten per cent. 
Favorite Author— Dickens, twenty per cent.; Page, twenty per cent.; Scott, Longfellow, 

Shakespeare, eighteen per cent, each ; Dumas, six per cent. 
S.MOKE? — Yes, thirty-five per cent.: no, sixty-five per cent. 
Use Profanity?— Yes, thirty-six per cent.; no, sixty-four per cent. 
Wear Glasses?— Yes, sixteen per cent.; no, eighty-four per cent. 
Yearly Expenses.— S120 to S475 ; average, $262.56. 
Chosiin Profession?— Yes, fifty-seven per cent.; of these the ministry claims twenty-six per 

cent.; medicine, law, teaching, scattering. 
G(i Callin(;? — Yes, fifty-nine per cent.; no, forty-one per cent. 
TiMi; of Retiring. — Average, 11:30. 

Use "Pony" on Latin or Greek?— Yes, fifty-five per cent.; no, forty-five per cent. 
Hours Spent in Daily Exercise.— Average, forty-five minutes. 


Ugi.ikst Man — Ratcliffe, forty per cent.; McNeil, J. \V., tliirty-three per cent.: Smith, H. B., 

twenty-seven per cent. 
Leanest Man — DuBose, W. H., seventy-three per cent.: 15ruce, eighteen per cent., McDavid, 

nine per cent. 
Fattest Man — Fetzer, sixty-two per cent.; Williams, S. C, thirty-eight per cent. 
Greenest Man — Erwin, forty-six per cent.; Blue, thirty-si.\ per cent.; Craig, D. S., eighteen 

per cent. 
Wittiest Man — McQueen, seventy-eight per cent.; Easley, ten per cent.: Clegg and Johnston, 

H. A., six per cent. each. 
Most Boastful Man — Boney, fifty-three per cent.; Paddison, forty-seven per cent. 
Heaviest Eater — Bagley, at Stirewalt's: Mills, A. L., at Morrow's; Hutchinson, at Barnes's; 

McLelland, at Vinson's; White, at Neil's; Ratcliffe and Paddison (tied), at Stu- 
dent's Home. 
BifiGEST Loafer— Black, C. L., forty-five per cent.; Smith, W. L., thirty-six per cent.: Parker, 

nineteen per cent. 
Cheekiest Man — Boney, seventy per cent.; Paddison, twenty-two per cent.; Shemwell, eight 

per cent. 
Laziest Man — Sprunt, W., sixty-four per cent.: Fetzer, Bruce, and Hall, twelve per cent. each. 
Most Popular Man — Coit, sixty-five per cent.; Rowe, fifteen per cent.; Richardson and 

Kirkpatrick, ten per cent. each. 
Most Influential Man — Coit, eighty per cent.: Richardson, fifteen per cent.; Rowe, five 

per cent. 
Best M.-\n Morally — Coit, seventy per cent.; Dickson, twenty per cent.; Mawhinney, ten 

per cent. 
Best All-'round Athlete — Fitzpatrick, sixty per cent.; Wyman, J. A., forty per cent. 
Best Baseball Player — Bailey, forty per cent.; DeGraffenried, twenty-two per cent.: Kirk- 
patrick, nineteen per cent.; Fitzpatrick, nineteen per cent. 
Best Football Player — Wyman, J. A., sixty per cent.; Rowe, sixteen per cent.; Fetzer, 

fourteen per cent.; Kirkpatrick, ten per cent. 
Hardest Student — White, sixty per cent.; Richardson, twenty-one per cent.: Cornelson, 

nineteen per cent. 
Biggest Ladv-Killer — Patterson, forty-seven per cent.: Richardson, thirty-three per cent.; 

Morse, twenty per cent. 
(Greatest Bore — Boney, fifty per cent.; Craig, U. S., twenty-six per cent.: Smith, W. L. 

twenty-four per cent. 
Biggest Liar. — Smith, W. L., eighty per cent.: Tucker, twelve per cent.; DeGraffenried and 

Johnston, R. S., four per cent each. 
Most Conceited Man — McConnell, forty-two per cent.; Mills, W. P., thirty-two per cent.; 

Stimson, twenty-six per cent. 
Handsomest Man — Johnson, R. S., fifty per cent.; Fitzpatrick, forty-one per cent.; 

McLelland, nine per cent. 
Best Writer — Richardson, seventy per cent.; Coit, sixteen per cent.: Hodges, fourteen per 

Most Intellectual Man — Richardson, ninety-one per cent.; Kerr, seven per cent.: Rowe 

two per cent. 

Cherry and Barllelt. 

While the glowing coals were fading, casting shadows here and there, 
Two young hearts were strangely lighted by a feeling new and rare ; 
Cherry's rosy cheeks were flaming, dark brown eyes all hid from view ; 
BarileH at her feet, was telling tale of love forever new. 

What a pang he felt when Cherry cried, " Vou are a "'//'/ f/onw pbnn ! '' 
Of course he knew she was mistaken, since from ancient race he 'd come ; 
Too gallant to gainsay a woman — " What about <)ni,srliirri/ fiirt / " 
" Or a/ij)lr sillier/ " The stinging answer drove them farther still apart. 

Another evening's shadows lengthened: Cherry's heart expanded wide; 
Bartlett, led by Blind Boy Cupid, claimed sweet Cherry for his bride ; 
Cherry having strong opinions on the " Freedom of the Press," 
Bartlett then got (■/'(/(■/■ {'side her), hoping to receive a fond caress. 

He had hoped to quaff sweet nn-far from her rosy lips so red. 
But, instead, made f.'hi-rry-in-iii, hurt her feelings, to his dread. 
Cherry-bonner (il) with indignation — then decided not to peni-h ; 
Peace pnsrrviil, Love's airy nothings whispered softly each to each. 

Cherry's love now being boundless, at her father's wondering stare — 
" Papa, don't you think that we 'II be truly a most jolly jinir (pear) ? " 
They didn't care a single A// how soon the ihitr was set. 
And eurriiiit (rent) reports are even now that she is Cherry Bartlett. 

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[sj ovv here 's a truth, we iiiiist confess, 
I t 's fixed so firmly in our minds : 
(yj o Annual 's finished till it is 
^ nlivened with a page of grinds. 
y hose whom we honor will, we trust, 
^ xcuse us for these little pranks : 
^ ngagid in making Quips, we must 
[\j ot fail to give some work to Cranks. 

^ it is known in social ranks 

1" hat grinds are mostly made hy Cranks : 

\^ e all admit that this is true 

Q f Quips and Cranks of Nineteen Two. 

" Eternal smiles his betray." — ^J. L. Willi.\:ms. 

" Here will be an abusing of the King's English." — Ci.egg. 

" A bulking mass of rank, unwieldy woe." — Fetzer. 

" He is happy life even now shows somewh it of that happier life to 
come " — CoiT. 

" The world-renowned baritone and strawberry i)londe." — P. P. Bkown. 

" Wise and foolish walk hand in hand." — Faculty. 

■ A delusion, a mockery, and a snare." — Parallel Greek ,\Nn Latin. 

" Ode or epic, song or sonnet, Mr. Baffin, you 're divine." 

" A slip-shod sibyl led his steps along, in lofty madness, meditating .song." — 

" One of those who bear a laden breast, full of sad experience." —McKay. 

" Night after night he sat and bleared his eyes with books." — White. 

" ' r is the gods, the gods, that make me .so." — D. Schenck 

" Ne'er stare nor put on wonder, for you must endure me, and you shall." — 

" Under love's heavy burden do I sink." — Rowe. 

" He 's harmless, and fools nobody but himself." — Finlayson. 

" Yet a little sleep and a little slumber." — DuBosE. 

i6i no 

' Swans sing before they die. 'T were no bad thing did certain people die 
before they sing."— Glee Club. 

" I am resolved to grow fat and look young till forty." — Long John. 

" Put a knife to thy throat if thou be a man given to appetite." — Dunn. 

"The loss of wealth is the loss of dirt."— Parker. 

" Then he will talk ; good gods ! how he will talk ! " — Henry Louis. 

" Idleness is an appendix to nobility." — Morrison. 

" The world knows nothing of its greatest men." — Harrison and Pad- 


" He was so good he would pour rose-water on a toad." — Spencer. 

" The hairs of your head are numbered." — Wooley. 

" I am very fond of the company of ladies." — Richardson. 

" He was as fresh as the month of May." — Erwin. 

" Would that my horse had the speed of his tongue and were as good a con- 
tinuer."— Boney. 

" His singing drew iron tears from Pluto's cheeks." — Gourdin. 

"To all mankind a constant friend, provided they have cash to spend." — 

" The world 's fair." — Girls at Junior Speaking. 

" A dainty pair of glasses on his dainty little, adds to his look of cul- 
ture and statue-like repose." — Hodges. 

"Call me saint or call me sinner, but never call me late to dinner." — 

" Large will be his footprints in the sand." — McDowell, G. 

" How can the mercile,ss expect mercy ? " — " Dickie " and " Tommy." 

' Gods ! how the sons degenerate from the sire." — Missionaries' Sons. 

" Where did you come from, baby dear? ' — Thompson, T. 

" The cheerful liar."— Smith, H. L. 

" Sweet bells out of time." — Chapel Choir. 

" In Love he practiced, and in patience taught the sacred art that battles 
witli disease, nor stained by one disloyal act or thought the holy symbol of Hip- 
pocrates."— John Peter. 

" How soon do we perceive liow fast our youth is spent." — Senior Class. 

" Pity thj'self ; none need pity more." — McLain, A. A. 

"God help thee, shallow man; God make incision in thee; thou art 
fresh."— Hall. 

" A studious lad." — Cornelson. 

" A good farmer spoiled to make a poor student." — Bennett. 

" What 's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would 
smell as sweet." — " Rose." 

" Arise, shake the hayseed from out of thy hair." — Blue. 

" One of God's fools."— Beaty. 


" A theologian in the bud." — ^Johnson, H. A. 
" Hell fer sartin." — Sr. Eng. Exam. 
" I am sure care is an enemy to life." — Johnson, R. S. 
"The dawn of the millennium." — Graduation Day. 
" Comin' thro' the Rye." — Whiskey Being Distilled. 
" Like frogs, the little fellows do the most hollerin'." — Fresh. 
" I awoke one morning and found myself famous." — Gillespie. 
' ' The magic of a face. ' ' — Ruff. 

" To labor is the lot of man below^" — Editor-in-Chief. 
" A close mouth catches no flies." — Smith, H. B. 
' Cut my coat after my cloth." — Carr. 
" An earthly paragon." — Honey. 
" Weighed and found wanting." — DuBosE, W. H. 
" A .slovenly dress betokens a careless mind." — Blake. 
" Speech is great, but silence is greater." — Weatherly. 
' Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new. 
Annual Staff. 



THOSE readers of Quips and Cranks who are not acquainted with our 
College life may be struck by the fact that the number of clubs in David- 
son College has largely decreased. Feeling that some explanation is 
necessary, we will say, in the first place, that it is due to various causes. The 
boys at Davidson are many-sided, if anything, and each one has a high regard 
for his own opinion. For instance : We were to have State Clubs this year, and 
the delegations from the various States were called together to perlect some kind 
of an organization. The Florida delegation could not agree upon a suitable 
emblem, Daffin upholding as his choice a gopher on a field of green, while Spen- 
cer clung with equal fervor to the alligator on a field of blue. The South Caro- 
linians met to organize, but Peter Goiirdin brought up the question as to whether 
they should support McLaurin or Tillman. the discussion waxed warmer and 
warmer until a free fight was precipitated. After the ruins were cleared away, 
John Peter corralled the pugnacious Sand Lappers in his hospital, and the Pal- 
metto Club could not be. The clubs from the other States were weak in numbers 
and the North Carolinians pre.sented such a heterogeneous combination for an 
etnblem that the Editor-in-Chief of the Annual refused to publish it. It seems 
that the men from western North Carolina wanted a still-worm burrowing in the 
side of a steep hill in full moonlight ; those from the middle section wanted a 
coal-black negro dipping turpentine from a large pine tree in the noon-day sini ; 
while those from Eastern Carolina wanted a gallinipper sitting under the shade of 
a peanut vine, quietly munching strawberries and cream. It was just such dif- 
ferences of opinion which caused all the other clubs to fall through. The whist- 
players, crap-shooters, and smokers clubs, we should add, were abolished by an 
edict of the Faculty ; girls in Davidson were so scarce that " Ye Ladies' Men's" 
Club was discontinued. 


The Sons of Rest. 

THE Sons of Rest, having been specially favored by the Faculty, are largely 
in the majority. Special inducements having been offered by this organi- 
zation, we give below the minutes of their annual meeting. We give 
also the organization of the order, and pictures of the officers, except Mr. 
Martin's. The photographer tried three times to get a photo, of the Faculty 
representative, but each time his instrument was broken. 


W. Sprunt Supreme Lounger 

Parker Royal Bummer 

C. L. Black Chief Gaser 

WiLHELM Keeper of Seal 

Arrowood Inspector of Records 

C.'\RR Secretarj' 

W. J. Martin liepresehtative from Faculty 


[Cotninittee on Membership and the Counsel of Twenty, being secret, is 

Chairman of Toothpicks Committee, 
D. S. Craig, A. M. ' 

Members selected at the discretion of the Chairman. 




"^'^HUN'^ ''f^owooo 

Minutes of Annual Meeting. 

THE annual Assemblj' of the Sons of Rest was called to order at usual time 
by the Supreme I^ounger. 
Several new faces mingled with the old, among which were seen : 
Wear}' Willie, Sand-hill Dan, and Dromedary. These candidates for permanent 
membership were received and duly initiated, after their records had been 
approved by the Committee on Membership. 

The As.sembly now being in session as Committee of the Whole on the State 
of the Union, Sissy harangued as follows : 

"Supreme Lounger and Fellow Members: I move that Big-foot Bob, Senti- 
mental Frank, and Parson Knox, be appointed as Representatives Extraordinary 
and Ministers Plenipotentiary to raid old Puss's wine cellar, Dickie's hen-coop, 
and Dandy Jim's beer garden for the edification and sustentation of this august 
and worthy body. And I further move that they be required to report within 
one hour. " Here he sat down amid tumultuous applause. Many clamored for 
recognition, but Catfish finally secured the floor and .seconded the motion, 
which was unanimously carried. 

Peter the Great Gourdvine now with a .stern and solemn mien and 
spake as follows : 

" O, Supreme Lounger, and Fellow Dirt-Packers : Suppose one of us .should 
some day find himself shipwrecked in the middle of the Pacific, floating around 
in a tub with only a two-cent postage stamp as collateral, and a passing steamer 
should ask you fifty dollars to take you on board. Now the question is : What 
would you do ? " He then .sat down with that sardonic grin of the riddle 
expounder. The full meaning of such a dilemma soon dawned upon the audi- 
ence, but far more did they feel the amount of energy necessarily expended in 
its concepiion, and a roar of anger filled the council hall. With a mighty rush 
the Sons of Rest hurled themselves upon the once great and honored Peter and 
he was most unceremoniousl}- hustled from the meeting and his name stricken 
from the roll, to be remembered among us no more forever. After this unusual 
exertion the hall fell into a state of apathy, and quiet reigned supreme. 

When the shock of exertion had passed and the members had collected their 
equanimity, Jeemes Currie, Chairman of the Council of Ten, made the following 

report : 

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"To the Supreme Lounger and Fellow Knights of the Road: Having 
quietly, calmly, and deliberately considered the facts, we find that our constitu- 
tion has been trampled under foot ; our laws and regulations prostituted ; our 
most cherished principles bartered as the dust of the earth ; our holy traditions 
have been polluted, and our order brought to open shame and public disgrace. 
The finger of scorn is pointed at us by the offscouring of the earth. We are a 
hiss and a reproach to all men. What has brought about these conditions? 
How can such things be ? They are the result of misplaced confidence and 
betrayed trust. The object of our organization and the individual duty of the 
members is the conservation of energy by floating through life on the flowery 
stream of ease. We find such is not true. Silent Charley is known to have read 
three lines of his Greek parallel without the aid of our bosom friends, Hinds and 
Noble ; Sleepy Rufo has been seen at prayers on an average of once in two 
months ; Wild Rose actually made a cigarette while carrying twenty-seven ducks 
in his pocket ; Long John turned over in his sleep ; on his return trip from Best- 
ing, Smiling Wilson walked half a mile in.stead of riding the blind-baggage ; 
Li-stless Tom heaved one long sigh when he saw Dickie's Junior German exami- 
nation ; Reddy Paul is in the habit of taking a bath every six w ' ' 

But outraged humanity could stand no more. At this long recital of crimes 
so heinous, the pent-up feelings of the as.sembled hoboes found expression in a 
wail of horror like unto that of Dante's Inferno. Pandemonium broke loose and 
yells of dire revenge filled the air. But fortunately at this moment the Foraging 
Committee returned laden with richest spoils. Soon the sparkling wine of Old 
Puss and the frothing beer of Dandy Jim were moi.stening the parched throats of 
the cheering hoboes, while the death squawk of Dickie's chickens floated away 
on a spring zephyr. 

Here we draw the curtain, just as the Alligator Charmer leads the assembly 
in the mighty chorus : "We Won't Go Home Till Morning." 


3Y tVciuiiruLL 





(S 1 a a a i r a I 
IC t t r r a r y 
^ r t r n t t f i r 
1 t b I i r a I 

Tctms Reasonable 

Location Healthful 


Teaching Unsurpassed 

Laboratories Equipped 

Gymnasium Complete 

The trustees are appointed by the 
Presbyteries of North CaroHna, South 
Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. : : 

The year begins the first Thursday 
in September, and closes the last 
Wednesday in May. 

®l)p Jarultij 

Hkxrv Lovis Smith, A. M. (Davidson Col- 
lege), Ph. D. (Univ. of Va.), President. 

J. 15. Shearer, M. A. (Univ. of Va.), D. D., 
LL. D., A'ice-President and Professor of 
Biblical Instruction and Moral Philosophy. 

C. K. H.\RDING, A. M. (Dav. Coll.), Ph. D. 
(Johns Hopkins), Professor of Greek and 

\Vii.Li.A.M R. Grey, A. M. (Dav. Coll.), Ph. D. 
(Johns Hopkins), Professor of Latin and 

Tn(i.M.\s P. Harrison", Ph. D. (Johns Hop- 
kins), Professor of English. 

\V.\i. J. Martin, Jr., A. M. (Dav. Coll.), M. D., 
Ph. D. (Univ. of Va.), Prof, of Chemistry. 

John L. Doi'glas, A. M. (Dav. Coll.), Profes- 
sor of Mathematics. 

James M. Douglas, A. M. (Davidson Coll.), 
Ph. D. (Johns Hopkins), Professor of Phys- 
ics and Astronomy. 

John A. Brewin, A. B. (Boston Coll., Mass.), 
Physical Director. 

Archihai.d Currie, a. B., A. M., Librarian, 
and Instructor in Latin, Greek, and Math- 

R. M. King, B. S., Instructor in Chemistry. 
Jni). S. Rowe, J. W. McConnei.l, Assistants 
in Chemical Laboratory. 

W. P. Mills, Assistant in Ena;lish. 


Gastoxia, N. C. 
August 25, 1 90 1. 
My Dear Profes- 
sor Harrison: — I 
have decided to take 
post-graduate work in 
your department, and 
shall be with you at 
the opening of the 
term. I hope that I 
shall enjoy the year 
with you, and that it 
shall be a source of 
much profit to us both. 
I hope you are having 
a pleasant vacation. 
Yours affectionately, 
D. Schenk Craig. 

Sept. 4.— Session 
opens with full attend- 

Sept. 9.— Fresh at 
^ . M. C. A. reception : 

"If this is college 
life, give us more." 

Sept. 14.— Doctor 
Smith reads an origi- 
nal poem, entitled, 
" The Fresh." We 
give the first verse : 
" Take them up ten- 
Handle them with 

care ; 
Fashioned so slen- 
So young and so fair." 

Sept. 15. — Fresh: 
" Why does Dr. Smith 
take such interest in 
Freshmen ? " 

Soph: Because he 
is a fresh president. 


Sept. 25. — Doctor 
Harrison: " Mr. Coit, 
what is the most 
famous play of Shake- 
speare ? " 

Coif. "To Have 
and to Hold." 

Sept. 30. — Memlicr 
of German Club to 
Fresh: "Erwin, do 
you have many gei'- 
mans in your town ? " 

Erwin: "Only one : 
he 's a butcher." 

Oct. 4.— Bill Joe at 
pravers — same story. 

Oct. 13.— Mr. Mills, 
VV. P., tries to prove 
that he is wiser than 
the ordinary man. 
Argument not sus- 

Oct. 14. — Presby- 
terian College girls in 
arms against the Da- 
vidson boys. 

Oct. 20. — " (ilory in 
De-feet " issues from 
the press. The 
authors, Messrs. But- 
ler and McDowell, are 
especially well quali- 
fied for discussing this 
far-reaching subject, 
and their work is 
deservedly popular. 

Oct. 25. — Tommy 
observes that a man's 
handwriting is an 
index to his character. 
"Handsome Jim" is 
l)eing closelv watched. 

north Carolina medical Collcflc, 

Laboratory instruction in Histology, Pathology, 
Chemistry, Bacteriology, Physics. Hospital instruc- 
tion in Surgery and Practice of Medicine. Clinical 
Instruction in the Charlotte Polyclinic. Every advan- 
tage in both theoretical and practical medicine is fur- 
nished the student. 

Expenses very reasonable. 

For further information address 

J. P. MUNROE, M. D., President 


Klhei e a re l^ou c|oinq, 

r^!L| prettij tna ici ^ 
To Mun roe's Druq Store, 

Sir," she said. 
'And nhere a^'t 40U bound, 

nuj 11 it I e man ^" 
"I am qoinq fliere, too, 

As fast as I can." 

Us a qooci place to qo when ^ou need QtT\jth>ncj 
Ihat '\s kept \\^ a fust^class esta bl i sb m if ni. 

®I|0 (Earnltna Qllntlitng Qlflmpaug 

T?N()LJ(iH is now read\' to gi\c \()li a selective idea of our 

Clothing. It is a fine showing, and plain to be seen that 

the styles and qualities are the best that can be had. Mail 

orders requested. Charges paid one way. :::::::: 

A//{.y\S' .S'('/TS. — A large variety of Handsome .Stripes and Penchecked Worsteds 
at S25.00, Siz.^o, SiS.oo, Si 5.00. 

A/hWS SUITS — Made from Fine Blue and 151ack .Serges and Worsted and Fanc\- 
Mixtures, from S7.50 to S20.00. 

//. / TS. — In eitlier soft or stiff liats. Every popular shape. 

S7'/\. ! W //. I TS. — Leading makes, $1.00 to S5.00. 

.\'/iCK II'K.I K. — .Splendid array of artistic shapes. Elegant patterns, 50 cents to 
75 cents. 

SN//\TS. — Our negligee shirts are beauties, and fit correctly. Prices, 75 cents to S2.50. 

Cijc Carolina Clotlnng Compani> 

J . A . s o I. 1/ (; A .s , 1/ ,, ,, ., ,. , 


Air Line Rai l\v a y 
"The Capital City Route" 


New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washing- 
ton, Richmond, Portsmouth, Raleigh, 
Charlotte, and Atlanta. 

.\11 tlirougli trains carry Pullman \'estil)uled Sleeping Cars. 

Quickest time between Charlotte and New NOrk. Leaving Charlotte 4.50 A. M.. 
arrive in New York 12.45 '^•Tue night. 

J.AS. M. B.AKR, I.St V.-P. and C. M. 
Portsmouth, \'a. 

R. E. L. BUNCH, (;. P. .A., 

I'ortsmouth, \'a. 


Oct. 2(>. — Davidson 
and N. N. C. have a 
hard-fought battle in 

Score: Davidson, 
o; N. N. C, 6. 

Oct. 30. — Davidson 
walks over S. C. Col- 
lege in Columbia. 

.Score : Davidson, 
12; S. C, 5. 

0< T. 31. — Professor 
-Austin Clapp lectures 
on Macbeth. 

N(>\'. 1.— Dr. Smith 
reported on campus. 
Report false. 

Nov. 4. — Water- 
works shut rlown for 
the winter. 

N()\'. S. — .Advance 
sheets of " Wild Bores 
and their Habits," by 
A. C. Boney. This 
work will be distrib- 
uted among his vic- 
tims free of charge. 

N(>\'. 15. — Davidson 
defeats the I'niversity 
of C.eorgia. 

.Score: Davidson, 
16, (leorgia, ii. 

.\i)V.2.S.— Fictitious 
game with .A. and M., 
at Raleigh. On 
account of same. Dr. 
.Martin ha.s chemistry 
on wrong day. 


Dec. 6. — Banquet 
given by Dr. Munroe. 
Professor Douglas 
wins great renown. 

Df.c. 11-23.— "Behold 
the hour to utter forth 
the Chant of Hell." 

Dec. 24.— Dr. Smith 
comes home for the 

J.AN. 2. — Spring term 
opens with one cross- 
eyed Fresh and 

Jan. 12. — Bill Joe 
again at prayers. 
Special object. 

Jan. 20. — The new 
Fresh addresses 
" Schenk" as " Dr." 

Jan. 22.— Mr. Rat- 
cliff wants to know- 
why a certain young 
lady got angry at his 
kissing her on the 
nose. You aim too 
high, "Rat." 

Jan. 25. — F resh 

B e: Professor 

DeMotte said some 
things I 'd never 
thought of before. 

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M.AKCH 5. — Dr. 
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M.AKCH 6. — Dr. 
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Senior English 
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.M-\Kcii 8.— "Tooth- 
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M.\KCH 10. — The 
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M.AKCH II. — Henry 
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M.ARCii 14. — "Dan- 
dy Jim" says "sposin"' 
only I 3 times. 


Mav 10. — Final e,\- 
aminations begin, and 
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the students of David- 
son "utter forth the 
Chant of Hell." 

May 24. — Anotlier 
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May 2 S . — Co m - 
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May 2S, II r. M.— 
Senior Banquet and 
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